Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Impact of Terrorism on Children (Essay Sample)
11: Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
In your practice as a PMHNP, you may see many children and adolescents who are faced with challenges that go beyond the standard DSM-5 diagnoses. Children in foster homes or who have been adopted may have emotional scars from previous abuse or neglect; adolescents experiencing issues with gender dysphoria may be faced with peer and family issues; and children involved in acts of terrorism may face reoccurring fear and mistrust.
This week, you explore psychological issues that may arise in children faced with special circumstances and the assessment and treatment options specific to these special populations. You also take your final exam for the course.
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Chapter 49, “Forensic Psychology” (pp. 636–647)
Discussion: Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Many children face special issues that impact everyday life, whether it is within themselves, their families, or their environment. The PMHNP must be sensitive to these many issues that children and adolescents are faced with during important developmental years.
In this Discussion, you select a special population and analyze the psychological issues that the population faces. You also address the assessment and treatment needs of the population.
Analyze psychological issues that may arise in children faced with special circumstances
Evaluate assessment measures used with children faced with special circumstances
Evaluate treatment options used with children faced with special circumstances
Analyze cultural influences on treatments (D)
To Prepare for the Discussion:
Review the Learning Resources.
Select one of the following topics for the Discussion:
Impact of terrorism on children
Write your selected disorder in the subject line of your Discussion post.
Explain the psychological issues that may result from your topic.
Describe the most effective assessment measure that could be used and explain why you selected this.
Explain the treatment options available for children and adolescents involved with your selected disorder. Explain how culture may influence treatment
The Impact of Terrorism on Children
Subject and Section
May 5, 2020
The unprecedented rise of terrorist activities around the globe has proven itself not only as a national security issue but also as a psychological health issue whose harmful effects are just as complicated as it is long-term.
Despite terrorist activities being more common in parts of Africa and the Middle East, the struggle for new world order and the establishment of a non-Western hegemony has made first world countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, and France a prime target for terrorist groups.
I specifically chose the topic "Impact of Terrorism on Children" as it is often an issue rarely discussed in the fight against terrorism despite its' tangible long-term effects.
The literature on the psychological harms of terrorism often points to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, with rates drastically increasing after terrorist attacks.
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