Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Children and Youth (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores how trauma and maltreatment can affect children’s growth and development.  The stages of child development are given,  along with causes for concern, warning signs, and preventative strategies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Find the reading at: https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/braindevtrauma.pdf

Publisher:  Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children’s Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services

Program Objectives:   Describe the stages of child development.  Give examples of  warning signs and causes for concern.  Identify strategies for supporting healthy brain development.

Learning Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to healthy child development.

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1: The majority of brain development occurs
 
 
 
 
2: Child maltreatment is a risk factor for developmental delay, particularly before the age of
 
 
 
 
3: _____________ or more children in the home is a risk factor for developmental delay.
 
 
 
 
4: The Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 required state child welfare agencies to develop provisions and procedures for referral of a child under age ___________ who is involved in a substantiated case of child abuse or neglect to early intervention services?
 
 
 
 
5: A 2 month old who is unable to hold her head up or roll over is a cause for concern.
 
 
6: Developmentally appropriate behavior for a 0-3 month old includes all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
7: Developmentally appropriate behavior for an 8-12 month old includes all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
8: Which of the following is not a cause of concern for a parent of 0-12 month old?
 
 
 
 
9: Which of the following is developmentally appropriate behavior for a 2 year old?
 
 
 
 
10: A child is more likely to agree to rules beginning at what age?
 
 
 
 
11: A child shows growing awareness of good and bad beginning at what age?
 
 
 
 
12: Which of the following is not necessarily a cause of concern for an 11-14 year old?
 
 
 
 
13: Setting goals and working toward achieving them is a developmentally appropriate behavior for what age?
 
 
 
 
14: Efforts to support optimal brain development should start as early as ____________.
 
 
 
 
15: Recent prevention resource guides encourage professionals to promote five protective factors that strengthen families and help prevent abuse and neglect, which include all of the following except: ____________________ (US Department of Health and Human Services Children's Bureau).
 
 
 
 
 
 
16: Which of the following would be an example of what researchers refer to as 'serve and return'?
 
 
 
 
17: Whether a child is at home or has been placed with a relative caregiver or foster parent, you should focus on ensuring the child has a secure relationship with at least _______________in his or her life.
 
 
 
 
18: Research shows that babies prefer ______________ more than anything else (Zero to Three, 2008).
 
 
 
19: Right before puberty, the adolescent brain experiences a growth spurt in the areas that affect
 
 
 
 
 
20: Teens benefit from quality time with their caregivers and adult mentors who help them
 
 
 
 
 
21: Hyperarousal and dissociation are signs of
 
 
 
 
22: After a traumatic event, caregivers should
 
 
 
23: Children who continue to experience heightened emotional responses for longer than _______________ may be experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Perry, 2002).
 
 
 
 
24: State child welfare agencies are required to refer a child under age 3 who is involved in a substantiated case of abuse or neglect to the
 
 
 
25: The quality of a child's nutrition continues to affect brain development, especially during the first _____________ of life (Zero to Three, 2008).
 
 
 
 
26: Older youth should be involved in decisions about their mental health care
 
 
 
 
27: According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2008b), essential activites of child welfare trauma-informed practice are:
 
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Read more:
Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development
https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/brain_development.pdf