Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

1 hour / .1 CEU

Tuition: $10.50

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In-Service Training Course Code:  GEN 0007

CDA Competency: Enhancement of Social and Emotional Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Child Growth, Development, and Learning [1 hour]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 6: Interactions  [1 hour] 

 > Early Care & Education Professionals [1 hour] 

 > School-Age Professionals  [1 hour]

Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Personal, Professional & Leadership Development [1 hour]


Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 1 Hour

Amount: $ 10.50

Session Level: 2

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the trainer/instructor: The student is encouraged to contact the trainer and other student support staff by email, Live Chat, phone for support and resources. Student support hours are 8 am until 9 pm, 7 days a week. Student forum and assignments provide the student with opportunities to share experiences, to engage with the trainer and other students, and to reflect on what they have learned. 

Audiences the training applies to: 

  • Administrators
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Home Child Care 
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Parents/Relatives
  • School-Age
  • Tribal Nations

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children
  • Pre-Kindergarten Children
  • School-Age Children
  • Youth
  • Special Needs
  • Parents
  • Staff
  • Administrators

Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision

Description of Training Session:

Stress is a part of everyday living. World events such as the September 11th terrorist attacks and the devastating tsunami in Thailand leave people struggling with painful memories and an overwhelming sense of loss. Each person is different and handles traumatic events in a unique way.

Traumatic events can trigger a number of physical problems, such as stomach problems, trouble sleeping, and headaches. Such events can also lead to psychological problems, including feelings of hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, and a constant alertness or jumpiness.


This course familiarizes students with the signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It also discusses effects of trauma, stress management techniques, and causes and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among adolescents.


Learning Objectives: 

  • RECALL the definition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  
  • IDENTIFY causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.    
  • IDENTIFY effects of trauma.  
  • IDENTIFY signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  
  • IDENTIFY health risks associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • RECALL techniques for alleviating traumatic stress.    
  • RECALL prevalent treatment methods for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.


  • Introduction
  • Recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Summary
  • End of Lesson Test 

This is a self-paced course that and can be saved and resumed during any point. Assessment question and answer sessions during the course monitor the students’ progress, and support the student’s progression, and learning objectives. There is a test at the end of each course. The questions on the test are completely based on the materials covered in the specific course. The student must get 70% or better to pass the test. If 70% is not achieved, then the training system automatically takes the student back through the course to review the materials that were missed on the test. The student is then returned to the test to try again for a second attempt if needed.


 All courses are completely online. Nothing will be shipped. 



2) Student enrollments are activated between 8 am and 9 pm PST, 7 days a week. It can take up to 30 minutes after enrollment for your courses to become active for access. However, in most cases it is within 5 minutes.

3) Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.

4) Check your email for instructions to start the training. You will receive an email with the word PASSWORD in the subject line. Click on the link in the email, and use the log-in credential provided to access the course.

5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training cannot be done on a mobile device. Cell phones and tablets do not have the required software to run the online In-service courses. A computer with internet access is required to complete the online In-service training.

6) Some students may find that they need to download or update Shockwave, Flash player or Java.

7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, this is most often the case when trying to use Internet Explorer. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the best results. Our student support staff is happy to assist students with troubleshooting should you encounter technical issues, and will provide common suggestions for solving problems that occur when normal browser maintenance or application updates need to occur.

8) Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.

9) Once you log in and start a course, a refund is not available. After 72 hours, the payment credit can be transferred to a different training or to a new student if the training was not started by the original student for up to 30 days after enrollment.

10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

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  • 5
    Good Information

    Posted by Colleen on 14th Feb 2014

    I have already worked with an eleven year old girl suffering from PTSD. I am sure there are others in our group who have experienced trauma. This information will help me to identify it, use techniques to help with behavior incidents, and assist children with the various symptoms and behaviors.