Trauma Screening and Assessment
Author: SAMHSA and Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW
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Course Created: 2019
Practice Level: Intermediate
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SAMHSA and Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW
Justin Russotti, PhD, LCSW, is a research associate in the Clinical Psychology department at the University of Rochester and a lecturer in the Counseling Department at the same institution. He obtained his master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and his PhD in Counseling from the University of Rochester. He is completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the TRANSFORM National Center for Child Abuse & Neglect. His research focuses on the etiological roots and mechanistic underpinnings of stress-related disorders and the developmental sequela of trauma and adversity. He teaches several courses related to trauma-informed intervention and has published numerous articles on the topic. Dr. Russotti is also in private practice with an emphasis in treating trauma and stress-related disorders.
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This course is part of a trauma-informed care series. It begins with a discussion of screening and assessment concepts, with a particular focus on trauma informed screening. It then highlights specific factors that influence screening and assessment, including timing and environment. Barriers and challenges in providing trauma-informed screening are discussed, along with culturally specific screening and assessment considerations and guidelines. Instrument selection, trauma-informed screening and assessment tools, and trauma-informed screening and assessment processes are also reviewed.
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- Explain trauma-informed screening and assessment.
- Recognize barriers and challenges to trauma-informed screening and assessment.
- Describe factors to consider for cross cultural screening and assessment.
- Identify processes for selecting tools for trauma assessment.
- Screening and Assessment
- Timing of Screening and Assessment
- The Setting for Trauma Screening and Assessment
- Barriers and Challenges to Trauma-Informed Screening and Assessment
- Cross-Cultural Screening and Assessment
- Choosing Instruments
- Trauma Informed Screening and Assessment
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