Toxic Stress: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions
Did you know that toxic stress exposure is associated with several neurobiopsychosocial consequences throughout the lifespan? Designed for pediatric therapists and other professionals, this 2-hour training provides attendees with a working understanding of the causes, consequences, and interventions associated with toxic stress exposure. Special emphasis is placed on implications for screening and intervention. Other related topics such as COVID-19, psychiatric comorbidity, executive dysfunction, self-regulation deficits, prenatal toxic stress exposure, postnatal adversity, poverty and homelessness, social isolation, sleep disturbances, internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems, sensory processing issues gastrointestinal disorders, hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation, allostatic Load, resilience, trauma-informed care are discussed. intervention strategies and assessment tools are reviewed and outlined for therapists to implement immediately into their practice. Empirically based research findings and case study examples are ALSO highlighted.
- Define toxic stress and other related constructs.
- Identify toxic stress exposure in relation to adverse life experiences.
- List the role toxic stress plays in poor behavioral, emotional, and physical health outcomes.
- Report the screening and intervention considerations for toxic stress.
- Identify cutting-edge research studies and relevant case studies.
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.
Course Instructor: Jerrod Brown, PhD
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 04024. 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 course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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