Dissociative Coping in Traumatized Children (Online, On-demand Course)


This course will review the underlying risks leading to dissociative coping in children. Children exposed to traumatic events frequently rely on dissociative strategies to manage intolerable fear or pain. Younger children, in particular, may be vulnerable as their skills of managing stress are limited. Dissociative tendencies are easily misinterpreted by caregivers and professionals as intentional or characterological (i.e. “ignoring me” or “lazy”). Implications for assessing and treating traumatized children will be included.
Available CECHs: 1.0


D2l.msu.edu:  Asynchronous, non-interactive, online, self-paced


Recommended for Intermediate to advanced skill level
  • DHHS contracted private agency (FC) and (AD)
  • DHHS Child Welfare employee
  • Michigan Federation for CHildren and Families Members
  • MSU Alumni
  • Retiree
  • Student-MSU
  • Field Liaison
  • MSU School of Social Work Faculty
  • Field Instructor
  • General Audiences

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