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Complex Trauma Among Pediatric Populations

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Jerrod Brown, PhD


Complex Trauma Among Pediatric Populations

Complex trauma involves chronic, prolonged, and repeated exposure to traumatic situations and events that often escalate over time. It typically occurs early in life during times of critical development within the caregiver and family system. When such instances occur, this can result in wide-ranging, and long-term neurological, developmental, psychological, social, and physical health challenges. Designed for pediatric therapists and other professionals, this 2-hour webinar provides attendees with a working overview of the causes and consequences associated with complex trauma among pediatric populations. Practical tips, strategies, and solutions are shared to improve treatment, intervention, goal planning, and screening practices. Empirically based research findings and case studies are highlighted.

Learning Outcomes

  1. List the causes, consequences, and definitions associated with complex trauma and other related constructs.
  2. Describe the impact complex trauma has on pediatric populations.
  3. Identify interviewing, screening, and intervention practices.
  4. List the role complex trauma plays in the development of co-occurring neuropsychiatric disorders.
  5. Identify the existing empirical research on complex trauma.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, and other pediatric professionals
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
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  • Course Instructor: Jerrod Brown, PhD
  • Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
  • CE Broker course code: 20-904362

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 04500. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Introductory Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Photo of Jerrod Brown, PhD, Sensational Brain Presenter

Jerrod Brown, PhD, is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. He is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today. Jerrod has also provided consultation services to a number of caregivers, professionals, and organizations on topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; confabulation, suggestibility, trauma, and other life adversities; traumatic brain injury; and youth firesetting. He has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Other Health Disabilities, and Traumatic-Brain Injuries. Jerrod has also conducted over 200 workshops, webinars, and on-demand trainings for various organizations and professional and student audiences. In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology from San Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, He is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuropsychology from Ball State University with an anticipated date of graduation of fall 2022. Jerrod has published several articles and book chapters and recently co-edited Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2018) with Erv Weinkauf, MA. Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs.


  • Financial: Jerrod Brown receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC. He is compensated for his position as CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies and receives royalties as a co-editor of Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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