BHPC: Trauma-Related Disorders Case Study: Adolescent



Interactive Module

Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals
  • Registered Nurses


This Behavioral Health in Primary Care (BHPC) case study aids in assessing and developing a care plan for an adolescent presenting with a trauma related disorder in primary care.


About the Series

NURSING IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY is an NYU Meyers Initiative to maximize the potential of the nursing workforce as a vital part of the primary care team to address behavioral health concerns, including substance use and mental health, and mitigate social determinants that serve as barriers to good health.

This project is supported by the New York Community Trust. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify risk factors for post-traumatic stress in adolescents
  2. Identify the common symptoms associated with PTSD in adolescents
  3. Understand the common treatment strategies utilized for PTSD
  4. Apply the principles of Trauma Informed Care


Donna E. McCabe, DNP, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing 


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