In this assignment, you will create a presentation on a topic area related to the assessment and treatment of a special population of victims or particular traumatic experience.
There are a variety of victim populations not covered by topical material in this course. These include victims of intimate partner violence; children who witness domestic violence; victims of human trafficking; victims of mass interpersonal violence; male victims of sexual assault; victims of intimate partner violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community; victims of identity theft; victims of kidnapping or torture; children forced to become terrorists; and victims of natural disasters. You have been asked to provide information on one of these topical areas at your training site for peers and colleagues in the next few weeks. (Please choose one topic from the list or contact your instructor for approval of any other area or topic chosen before beginning work.) You will prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that provides information on the area chosen.
Review your selected victim population and the nature of trauma by reading empirical studies, government websites, textbook chapters, and current books on the topical area.
Based on your research, create a presentation that addresses the following:
- Introduce the topical area, including any relevant definitions.
- Note the prevalence of the distressing event, and provide victim characteristics and the effects of the traumatic event on those who survived.
- Describe the impact of the traumatic event, including short- and long-term effects, and potential relevant diagnosis.
- Review the evidence-based trauma treatment literature relating to your topic or population and describe the appropriate evidence-based trauma treatment approach for the victim population.
- Describe any special counselor considerations for working with the population, including any applicable ethical issues.
- List and briefly describe the local, state, or national resources that peers and colleagues can use to learn about this victim population as well as to treat them.
Your presentation should be of no more than 10 to 15 slides and should be created using Microsoft PowerPoint. The design and content should reflect professional graduate-level scholarship, including proper APA citations, detailed speaker notes with cited work, and references for works used on slides and notes.
The textbook must be used as a reference; other scholarly references are also encouraged. The presentation should cite a minimum of five peer-reviewed journal articles or books to substantiate the information presented. Internet sources or other non-peer-reviewed sources are acceptable but will be counted above and beyond the mandatory five sources. This is expected to be an in-depth and thorough presentation of the topic and not a cursory overview; it will be graded as such.
Your presentation should be clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation following current APA requirements.