While this was a DCFS project that is in DCFS policy, Tulane assisted in executing the grant for the state of Louisiana until September of 2017.
PTSD symptoms are divided into four clusters:
I. Re-experiencing symptoms:
Intrusive and distressing recollections of the event, flashbacks and freezing, nightmares, and psychological or physiological distress at reminders.
II. Avoidance symptoms:
Avoidance of thoughts, feelings, conversations, people, places, or things associated with the event.
III. Negative alterations in cognitions and moods symptoms:
Loss of interest in usual activities, negative beliefs about oneself or the world, detachment or estrangement from others, and restricted range of affect.
IV. Increased arousal symptoms:
Difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping, irritability or outbursts of anger, exaggerated startle response, and hypervigilance.
A diagnosis of PTSD can only be made by a licensed clinician. The TBH screen is designed to help caseworkers determine if a client needs a referral for mental health treatment.
Unfortunately, this project does not offer a trauma screen for adults. However, if you would like resources, please feel free refer to the following:
- A self-administered screen for PTSD is available
at the National Center for PTSD website.
- Screens for other disorders can be found by Googling “self-administered screen for x.”
Unfortunately, our project is no longer offering any more in-person trainings. However, if you would like more information and resources concerning the training we offered, please feel free to contact Tulane staff or visit our Clinicians page.
However, you may enroll in our online PTSD training course. If you are a licensed clinician, you may be eligible to receive CEU credits.