Clinical Update

Principles of Trauma Informed Care

Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) | Assessment | Minority | pandemic | Toxic Stress | Trauma | Trauma Informed Care

Trauma is common and takes on many forms: abuse, neglect, disaster, displacement, and illness. According to the CDC, at least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse or neglect in the past year and, depending on the source, about 1 in 3 to 4 girls and 1 in 5 to 13 boys will experience childhood sexual abuse (

Read More
Expert Q&A

Co-Occurring Addiction and PTSD

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Co-occurring disorders | PTSD | Substance Use Disorder | Trauma

CATR: We know PTSD often co-occurs with addiction. What should clinicians pay attention to? Dr. Vojvoda: Individuals who have PTSD have a high risk of developing other disorders, including substance use disorders (SUDs). Studies have shown that both in the veteran and non-veteran populations, these numbers are high. For example, one study of the genera

Read More
Expert Q&A

Practicalities of Providing Volunteer Services for Youth Refugees or Asylum Seekers

Topics: Family Separation | Free Articles | Registered Articles | Trauma

We hear of many children and adolescents who are refugees, most seeking asylum. There are calls for professionals to meet the needs of these people. How hard is it to do this—to take time off from regular practice to work in a different setting? It’s easier than you might think. However, is this kind of work as rewarding as people say? Can it be a r

Read More

Psychiatric Aspects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Trauma

Editor’s note: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) accounts for about 90% of all TBI cases in children and adolescents, or about 180 out of every 100,000 cases in the US. With 2 million cases between 2005 and 2009, we are seeing many patients who have TBI as part of their history. How does it affect them? What do we do about it? Dr. Jeffrey Max spoke o

Read More