Children, Disasters, Crisis and Stress - From Trauma to Resilience

Children, Disasters, Crisis and Stress - From Trauma to Resilience

The Barry University community is invited to a workshop titled “Children, Disasters, Crisis and Stress – From Trauma to Resilience.”

Date: Friday, Sept. 12
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Location: Thompson Hall – Kostka Room
Cost: Students - $20; 4 CEs – add $15

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of children’s reactions to disasters, crisis and stress.  Emphasis will be placed on descriptions of DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and risk/persistence.  The workshop will conclude with a discussion of evidence-based treatments for traumatic stress for youth.

About the Presenter

Andrea Allen Keener, PhD, LMHC received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Florida International University and is a licensed therapist and qualified supervisor in the State of Florida specializing in anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Keener serves as Dean for the School of Professional and Career Education and is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Barry University. Dr. Keener’s research interests focus on childhood anxiety disorders, children’s reactions to trauma, and community responses to trauma. She has worked with mental health professionals and first responders in New Orleans in an effort to address anxiety and post-traumatic stress in children after Hurricane Katrina and has served as consultant to the Terrorism and Disaster Center of the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness Center (DEEP Center).


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