Supporting Brain Development in Traumatized Youth

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning


CEU Course Description

For children and youth who experience child abuse or neglect and associated trauma, brain development may be interrupted, leading to functional impairments.  This CEU course summarizes what healthcare professionals can do to promote healthy brain development for this vulnerable group of children and youth and put families and service providers in touch with the most effective, evidence-based interventions.

Author:  Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Supporting brain development in traumatized children and youth. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.  Retrieved from:

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Explain the findings for the correlations between childhood abuse and neglect and altered brain functioning.

2.  Compare and contrast the different treatments available for trauma-affected children and youth.

3.  Examine how healthcare professionals can help parents and caregivers understand child development.

4.  Elucidate the outcomes for which early intervention services result in greater developmental progress of participating children.

Date Added: 2018-06-04

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