• Amanda B. Nickerson
  • Melissa A. Reeves
  • Stephen E. Brock
  • Shane R. Jimerson
Part of the Developmental Psychopathology at School book series (DPS, volume 2)

As mentioned in the previous chapter, school-based mental health professionals must be able to provide practical, useful, and empirically based recommendations to ensure that students with PTSD can benefit from their schooling. Because the experience of a traumatic event is one of the required criteria for PTSD, this chapter begins with a review of more general issues relevant for preventing and intervening when traumatic events occur. These issues include the importance of being sensitive to faith and culture, preventing traumatic responses to crises by promoting resilience, and initial and secondary crisis interventions recommended for children and their caregivers. The chapter then focuses on specific recommendations for educators working in schools with children with PTSD, including an overview of school-based PTSD treatments. Because the school is often not the most appropriate treatment setting for children with PTSD, information is provided about making referrals for...


Traumatic Event Ptsd Symptom Positive Youth Development Ptsd Symptomatology Ptsd Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda B. Nickerson
    • 1
  • Melissa A. Reeves
    • 2
  • Stephen E. Brock
    • 3
  • Shane R. Jimerson
    • 4
  1. 1.University at Albany - State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SCHunlersvilleUSA
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaSacramentoUSA
  4. 4.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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