Victims are often affected mentally, financially and physically after a crime. Whether its long-term or short-term affects, counseling is there to help the victims of crimes. Christine primarily focuses on Trauma Informed Counseling, also carried out by licensed professionals that are sometimes provided for free, reduced in cost or funded by the Victim Crimes Compensation Board (VCCB). Christine went on to explain that Trauma Informed Counseling addresses the effect of trauma to children or adults. It is important to counsel and assist the victim’s when trauma has affected them because it could lead to a higher risk of substance abuse, dependence, or mental health problems such as depression or anxiety.
According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a traumatic event is a dangerous or distressing experience, outside the range of usual human experience, that overwhelms the capacity to cope. Traumatic experiences commonly result in intense emotional and physical reactions, feelings of helplessness and terror, and threatens serious injury or death (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network [NCTSNET], 2014). Trauma informed providers strive to be aware of the association between how traumatized youth understand the world and interact with others differently from other children and how to provide appropriate treatment for those with a history of traumatic exposures. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE) has been one of the largest research investigations exploring the link between childhood stressors and long-term consequences on adult health. Early childhood trauma has been shown to alter brain development and neurochemical pathways away from a healthy trajectory.
Often times today, people of other racial classes and ethnic groups are experiencing oppression as a marginalized group in society today. Racial biases and culture have become an important issue in mental health due to social constructs, racial stereotypes and racial ideology. As a result, they tend to have an impact human development, racial and cultural identity. Therefore, it has become necessary for counselors to indentify and become fully aware and competent in this area due to the changes our society has undergone in multiculturalism and globalization. Due to cultural diversity, identification of minority groups has led to major breakthrough in the field of multicultural counseling/ therapy (Sue &Sue,2014).
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy programs are fairly accessible throughout the United States. With programs put in place and schools and local community agencies. However, the stigma of mental illness and depression stop many children and adolescents from receiving help. Additionally, a lack of education on mental disorders may impede a youngster from asking an adult for help (Possemato, Johnson, Wray, Webster, & Stecker, 2017). Treatment Model #
Psychotherapeutic Treatment: It is understandable that some children and teenagers will do everything they possibly can to avoid the feelings they are having. Yet, attempts to avoid or escape their emotions and feelings can make them worse, which is why I chose to implement trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). This has been adaptive for many sexually abused victims and others, is actually developed for kids and is seen to be highly effective. It incorporates both behavioral and cognitive components as well implementing family and supportive elements. Some of the major components of the treatment are psychoeducation and parenting strategies, relaxation, affective expression and regulation, cognitive coping, trauma narrative and processing, in vivo exposure, conjoint parent child sessions and enhancing personal safety.
Research Problem This research article is designed to determine the correlation between veterans and homelessness. The study is examining how past and present trauma affect veterans’ ability to function in social and professional settings, which in turn affects their ability to support themselves. Purpose
The following is a case study for Anamalia, Kokomalu and Eloni, a family that has been torn apart due to the aggressive nature of Eloni, who has physically abused his younger brother, has been suspended from school temporarily for attempting to stab a fellow classmate and is showing signs of substance abuse. Eloni has been placed in foster care and the family has been referred to counseling. During Eloni’s counseling sessions it was discovered that he was abused by his previous step-father and is showing signs of PTSD. Impact It has been shown that children that are placed in foster care or torn from their families experience a lack of trust for their parents.
Additional risk factors include having a caregiver who has untreated/unresolved trauma and who may have difficulty with affect regulation, depression, anxiety, and/or hostility/aggression (Harris, et al., 2004). Being a member of a high-risk group such as: having Native American, Alaskan Native, African American, and mixed-race decent (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008); being a homeless youth, LGBTQ+; and/or being a youth whose parents have a criminal record or history of mental illness can impede on the adolescent’s resiliency and ability to cope with trauma (Costello et al.,
Physcotherapy can be described as the techniques used for treating mental health, emotional and some psychiatric disorders (Nordqvist,2009). Counselling and physcotherapy are known as the talking therapies where a therapist aims to provide a safe environment for a distressed client to talk about their problems in confidence with no judgement. In this essay I hope to discuss the humanistic approach to physoctherapy, I hope to explore this approach in dept and discover how in fact this type of therapy focuses on self development growth and responsibilities (McLeod, 2008).This therapy I feel is closest to my beliefs because it focuses on the individual reaching a level of actualisation as the therapist will focus on the client’s strengths. In
Latino Families in Therapy Second Edition was published in 2014. Celia Jeas Falicov who is a clinical psychologist, author and currently teaching at the University of California in San Diego wrote the book. As the main contributor of the book Celia’s goal is to help others understand the importance of being competent when working with Latino Families and acknowledging that because the families come from a different background than those giving the interventions we must find therapeutic approaches that will benefit the Latino community. Falicov gives great insight to the different Latino communities that we could encounter and successful evidence based practices that can be used such as a meeting place for culture and therapy (MECA).
Even the name of this approach creates a difference between approaches of the past; in the past the people who came to therapy were called patients, but in this approach they are known as clients. This idea created an idea of equal partnership within the therapeutic relationship, rather than an expert treating a patient. Within this approach, it is the job of the client to improve his or her own life, not the job of the therapist. The therapist is there more as a guide to finding one’s true self, rather than the person in the session who is to give all of the answers away. Because of this unique relationship in each situation, there is a lack of techniques to use within the therapeutic session.
• The readings this week address the issues of introducing trauma informed care principles into the screening (experienced by every client in every service area) and inpatient settings. 1) Please discuss how trauma informed principals can change these settings for the better and provide examples from your experience as to either how TIC principals work or about situations where they might improve the setting and treatment. Trauma informed principals can change the way screening is done in an inpatient setting by many professionals integrating trauma principals into their practice. Awareness of how traumatic experiences are for many individuals and in findings that many of the individual carry unrecognized trauma.
Mental health professionals face multiple stressors while counseling clients in crisis (McCann, Beddoe, McCormick, Huggard, Kedge, Adamson, & Huggard, 2013). Choosing a model of crisis counseling congruent with a counselor’s therapeutic style promotes resiliency and a foundation for a strong therapeutic relationship when delivering trauma focused treatment to clients. Additionally, counseling professionals experience compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma when failing to address difficult thoughts and emotions in relation to a client’s trauma (Warren, Morgan, Blue Morris, & Mood Morris, 2010). Furthermore, mental health professionals developing and implementing a realistic self-care plan, aids in preventing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma to promote overall counselor wellness (Warren et al., 2010).
Brittany Pyle K.Miller ENL 101 9-September-2015 Suffering in Silence Many people think when you come home from war that nothing changes, and you go back to you old self and your old life like nothing happened to you. What many people don’t realize is how it changes people. Many veterans that come home are very much changed. Many are often diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The emotional ,social and physical development of young children has an effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. Sigmund Freud indicated how disruptions in stages of development may relate to current problems in adult hood for example :Trauma at an early stage in life may effectively prevent natural development through that stage this may then have a knock on effect in future stages causing development or learning problems for an adult .