Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
1. State the focus topic you selected in Week 1.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
2. Devise a specific research question on an aspect of the topic.
3. Formulate a testable research hypothesis.
4. Identify the research design category you believe is suitable for investigating your research question.
5. Explain why this research design category is an appropriate choice. Use citations in this area.
6. List the authors, title, and year of any sources you cited above.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & the FamilyChronic stress of any kind takes a toll on an individual. It also can affect those who care about that individual, including family members. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a particularly difficult form of chronic stress, and it has unique effects on individuals and their loved ones. In order to help these families to cope and thrive, a program has been developed at the Oklahoma City Department of Veterans Affairs to teach families about PTSD and about how to cope with it effectively (Sherman, 2008).
Read Session 3: PTSD & Its Impact on the Family of Sherman’s treatment manual for families (Sherman, 2011).Create a main post that addresses the following:Identify at least two pieces of information in the manual that surprised you regarding the effects of PTSD on families. Describe them fully and explain why they surprised you.Describe at least two interventions/coping strategies/recommendations identified in the manual that you believe would be most effective for helping families cope well with the effects of PTSD on families. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Explain why you believe those would be effective, based on findings from research on stress that we have read thus far in the course. For example, if one is a cognitive-behavioral intervention designed to help a family member change his or her thinking about the loved one’s diagnosis, you could argue that the intervention would be effective based on research you may be able to find on the effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for relieving stress.
To complete this assignment use Canva (Links to an external site.) or choose another platform of your choice (must be pre-approved by your instructor before you begin) and create a storyboard from scratch (PowerPoint does this well). Create a comic template that will best fit your case study and the story you want to tell. Please use the steps below to develop your storyboard.
PTSD Survivor’s Story: For this assignment, complete the steps below.
- Select a PTSD case study to use for your storyboard. Veterans and PTSD (https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/what/aging_vete…)
- Choose a template and customize the story with appropriate pictures, colors, and text to best exemplify your survivor’s story.
- Due to the nature of this assignment, you will need to create more than one page. To add another page to your story click on the duplicate button at the top right corner of your page 1 image. Once it is duplicated you can change the images and text to continue your story.
- For your chosen case study, depict the following: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Your first panel should be a title panel that clearly lists your name, the course, and the case study that you chose.
- Your introductory panel(s) will introduce your client to the audience through an illustration. Depict the client’s age, sex/gender, marital/family status, and race/ethnicity.
- Remember, you are presenting a story about the client from your case study. It is important that you introduce your client clearly.
- Next, show where your client resides (rural, urban, homeless, etc.). Select pictures from the template to help us understand your client’s residential situation.
- Is your client employed/unemployed? Select pictures that will show your client’s work status.
- In the next part of your story, have your client communicate to someone what the traumatic event was that triggered their PTSD.
- Following the description of your event, have your client or other characters in the story share the signs and/or symptoms being experienced by your client, as they align with the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria.
- In your story, communicate specific evidence-based treatment/therapies/interventions you believe would be beneficial to your client.
- A minimum of 3 interventions is required. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- In the final part of the story, provide a positive ending to your client’s story by showing ways in which the client could minimize the long-term effects of exposure to trauma, based on what you have learned this term.
- End your story with a reference panel that lists any references you used within your storyboard.
- A minimum of one panel per element is required (there is a 10-panel minimum, including your title and reference panel).
- Be creative as you design your board. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder