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Cover image for lecture: Caught in the Crossfire? Children and Catastrophes

Lecture Overview

What is known about the way children experience trauma? How are they affected? Is it different to adults? Are children more susceptible to long-term affects, such as those associated with disasters? Dr Lyn O'Grady gives an overview of the evidence and offers a number of practical ways this knowledge can be translated into nursing practice.

Educators

Portrait of Lyn O'Grady
Lyn O'Grady

Dr. Lyn O'Grady is a Community Psychologist with a particular interest in the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and families. This interest has extended in recent times to understanding suicidality and she completing her final year of the Master of Suicidology at Griffith University. Lyn’s work history has included roles within the education, health and community sectors. She has worked with parents in parenting programs, individually at the community level and in schools for over 20 years. Lyn also worked as a school psychologist in the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne, including managing critical incidents in schools for the region. Lyn has also volunteered with the Red Cross following natural disasters and other events providing wellbeing support to field staff. At a more systemic level, she currently works as the National Project Manager for KidsMatter at the Australian Psychological Society. See Educator Profile

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fiona mathews
28 May 2019

everyone has a responsibility to check in on individuals who have witnessed or been part of trauma no matter what ag, this reinforces the complex nature of neglect versus education.

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carin newman
26 Jun 2018

Excellent

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carin newman
26 Jun 2018

Loved her presentation.

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CPD35m of CPD
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4
Total Rating(s)  4
Published04 September 2017
Expires26 July 2020
Topics
Trauma
Mental Health
Depression
Child and Family Health
Maternal and Child Health
Neonatal
Paediatrics
Midwifery
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nursing
Psychology
Psychosocial Considerations
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