Traumatic Stress Assessment

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Ibrahim has endured a traumatic experience and emotional effects that have impacted his emotional regulation. Based off the client’s traumatic stress assessment, it was determined that Ibrahim is in phase three. To assist the client in moving into a more stable environment and regulated emotions, it is important to develop a plan of treatment with tangible interventions.
Phase three, suggest that the client is in an enduring phase. It would be important to start the initial treatment in this phase to ensure the client “development of skills necessary to manage emotions and the establishment of a safe social environment” (Saxe et al., p. 126). It is important for not only the child, but the family to be taught the skills to navigate through
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Ibrahim currently is unable to talk in-depth about his traumatic experience and acts out as a result of unawareness to channel his traumatic feelings. The emotion regulation module will help decrease overwhelming emotions and engagement in negative behavior. During this module the family and child will have a greater understanding of the skills necessary to regulate appropriate emotions. Another option for helping to regulate emotions would be the use of Psychopharmacology, which is often helpful. This option would be used if the attempt to emotion regulation results in potentially dangerous behaviors. Research’s Southammakosane & Schmitz (2015) suggest Psychopharmacology is, “very responsive to stimulant medications; for children who are unable to tolerate stimulants or who do not achieve satisfactory symptom management” (p. 351).The enduring phase with last up to three months in hopes the development of a regulate emotion is …show more content…
Firstly, the client is missing an extensive amount of time away from school. Furthermore, the client is jeopardizing his healthy development, in the aspect of antisocial behavior. Ibrahim sits by himself at lunch after the traumatizing experience also; he stated he “preferred to go home after school to be with his family”. The client also has a belief that the accident involving his siblings and him was his fault, which has resulted in him apologizing to his mother. In addition, his mother explained that Ibrahim felt sick to his stomach on school days and stays at home to get better. The client revealed he does not want to go to school in fear of bad things happening to his family if he is not present. Also the client is having weekly nightmares, difficulty falling asleep, and behavior result in more anxious, irritability, and fewer patients. There has also been an increase in arguments with classmates where violent behavior was desired. The school is unaware of the traumatic experience that occurred over the summer with Ibrahim and is not prepared to deal with the aftermath of the experience. In addition, while in crowded areas, Ibrahim will place his hands over his ears and eyes. It is important to also address the use of the core concepts and their contribution to understanding priority problems. Firstly, it is important to

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