The effect of early trauma, brain development and long term physical and mental health outcomes will be addressed. The implications for interventions in the medical, mental health system, and play therapy setting will be explored.
Summarize the current research on the effects of adverse childhood events on chronic physical illness and mental health in adulthood
Discuss the direct relationship of child trauma to the current mental health issues in children
Identify the impact of trauma on brain development when choosing treatment interventions
Describe the impact of play therapy interventions on distinct areas of brain and nervous system functioning
Compare ways to implement play therapy to assess and treat child victims displaying symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD