PTSD is a prevalent and significant disorder that affects the lives of many youth. Targeted interventions should address both the symptoms of PTSD as well as the precursory events that lead to the diagnosis. Counselors should be aware of the many possible sources of traumatizing events such as threats of death, sexual abuse, severe neglect, and environmental factors (e.g., hurricanes/tornadoes). This article informs counselors of the prevalence of PTSD, treatment options and characteristics of PTSD in children and teens.
Hurlburt, David; McHenry, Bill; and Dobrinski, Darren E.
"Counseling Young People with PTSD,"
Louisiana Journal of Counseling: Vol. 18:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalscholar.lsuhsc.edu/ljc/vol18/iss1/6