Description & Pre-Course Materials

In preparation for this case conference we encourage you to build your foundational knowledge by reviewing the previous War Zone broadcasts listed below. Please also take a moment to review the case outline before participating in this activity.


Please review the case outline (PDF) prior to the live broadcast.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe some of the effects of traumatic stress on parenting behaviors and the parent-child relationship.
  • Name the components of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescents.
  • Define family resilience strategies (including psychoeducation, emotion regulation, communication and problem solving) and their tailored application in families facing post-traumatic disorders.

Target Audience

Our primary audience is primary care and community mental health providers, but we view our audience broadly and hope to engage a wide variety of providers in these sessions including: pediatricians; college and university health professionals; homeless shelters, law enforcement, employee assistance programs; clergy and other first responders.


  • Col(ret) U.S. Army
    Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Veteran and Family Clinic, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program
    Clinical Director, Family Program, Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program


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CME Information

Release Date: April 17, 2014
Expiration Date: April 17, 2017
Reviewed By:Bonnie Ohye, PhD on February 3, 2016

To receive credit for this activity, listen to the presentation and complete the post-test and activity evaluation.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation
Psychologists: The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit for psychologists.
Nurses: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1 contact hour of Nursing Continuing Education credit.
Social Workers:This program has been approved for 1 Social Work Continuing Education hour for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 61631.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors:This educational activity has been certified by MMCEP and is approved as a Continuing Education course or activity for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. The Certification Number is 14-0238.
Other Professions: This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course. Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

Planner Disclosures
The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD
The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
Research Grants: American Cancer Society, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Department of Defense, Highland Street Foundation, NIH
Speaking/CME/Consulting: MGH Psychiatry Academy
Equity: Spouse: Elan, Dandreon, G Zero, Gatekeeper
Royalty/patent: None

Michael Hirsch, MD, reviewer
Honoraria: UpToDate (for writing)

Speaker Disclosures
The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Bonnie Y. Ohy, PhD
Stephen J. Cozza, MD

Hardware/Software Specifications
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Optimal System Configuration
Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher
Minimum Requirements
Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit