Any topic (writer’s choice)

    To Prepare for this Discussion:

    Read the Learning Resources concerning treating childhood abuse.
    Read the Child Abuse Case Study in the Learning Resources.

    What strategies would you employ to assess the patient for abuse? Explain why you selected these strategies.

    How might exposure to the media and/or social media affect the patient?

    What type of mandatory reporting (if any) is required in this case? Why?

    Must contain at least 2 references.


    American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

    Trauma- and Stressor-related Disorders

    American Psychiatric Nurses Association. (2017). Childhood and adolescent trauma. Retrieved from

    Pfefferbaum, B., & Shaw, J. A. (2013). Practice parameter on disaster preparedness. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(11), 12241238. Retrieved from

    Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescribers Guide: Stahls Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

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