1024-16: Childhood Trauma: Advances in Neuroscience and Innovative Therapeutic Interventions

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1024-16:  Childhood Trauma: Advances in Neuroscience and Innovative Therapeutic Interventions

Childhood trauma significantly impacts the biopsychosocial development of children and has lifelong ramifications for mental and physical health.  New knowledge regarding neurobiological changes following childhood trauma calls for a paradigm shift in APRN practice. This session looks at new approaches and interventions which promote child and adolescent emotional  regulation, resilience, and recovery.

Presenters: Joy Ann Lauerer, DNP PMHCNS BC; Kathleen C. Gaffney, MSN, PMHCNS, CPNP, PMHS-BC; Linda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. 


Session Length:
1 hour 25 minutes

Target Audience: APRN


Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the neurobiology of trauma.
  2. Identify symptoms of developmental trauma.
  3. Identify standard of practice and evidence-based interventions for treating children, adolescents and adults with a history of trauma.

Keywords: Neurosequential Interventions, Child and Adolescent Trauma, Neurobiology of Trauma, Interventions, Trauma and the Brain, ACE, Adverse Childhood Experience, Post Trauma, Biosocial Development 


Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed. 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Wednesday, October 19
9:30am - 11:30am 

Release Date: July 24, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019

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