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This 2018 webinar from the National Conference of State Legislators presents information on opiiods and early adversity and discusses childhood trauma and addiction. It also presents examples of successes in Tennesee and Vermont.
At least one trauma is reported by two-thirds of American children and adolescents (hereafter referred to as “children”); 33% of children experience multiple traumas before reaching adulthood. Although most children are resilient, trauma exposure is associated with increased risk for medical and mental health problems including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and attempted and completed suicide. Core TF-CBT principles are 1) phase- and components-based treatment; 2) component order and proportionality of phases; 3) the use of gradual exposure in TF-CBT and 4) the importance of integrally including parents or other primary caregivers into TF-CBT treatment.
The five readiness tools in this guide were developed to support your efforts to successfully assess, plan, and identify emerging consortium needs. These brief tools emphasize (1) planning consortium engagement (motivation), (2) determining necessary tasks and activities, and (3) identifying specific capacities (abilities) to carry out these tasks for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Planning (RCORP-P) initiative.
This fact sheet offers practical suggestions physicians can use in general pediatric offices to identify, treat, and refer adolescent patients who may be misusing or abusing opioids.