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Exploration of PTSD and Post-Injury Mental Health Care Strategies breakout session

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by: Clarissa Santana, MA, LPC, CPST-I
Injury Prevention Specialist, Michigan Medicine, Pediatric Trauma

Clarissa is an Injury Prevention Specialist for the C.S. Mott Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program. She attended Eastern Michigan University for her bachelor’s degree and Wayne State University for her master’s in clinical mental health counseling. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and has a deep appreciation for the value of cultural diversity. Clarissa’s focus has been on extending injury prevention education to Spanish-speaking communities. She has worked on the creation of comprehensive educational materials covering various aspects of pediatric injury prevention. These materials have been widely used to educate parents, caregivers, and healthcare professionals on best practices to ensure the safety and well-being of children. Clarissa is a certified child passenger safety instructor (CPST-I). In addition to her role at Mott, Clarissa is a licensed mental health counselor at a private practice working with clients experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, and life transitions.

Exploration of PTSD and Post-Injury Mental Health Care Strategies breakout session

Explore how to integrate ACS guidelines into mental health care strategies. The presentation will highlight key guidelines, emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to address the diverse needs of individuals experiencing PTSD post-injury.

  • Objective 1: Discussion of ACS Guidelines in Mental Health Care Post-Injury
  • Objective 2: Recognizing signs of PTSD in trauma patients

Register in advance for this breakout session.


February 22
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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