Back to top

Supporting a Recently Traumatized Youth in a Crisis of Dissociation and Self-Harm

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Presents the first therapy session of Samantha, a 15-year-old African American girl who lives in public housing in an urban area rife with violence and drug use. Samantha​ is an outstanding student and attends private school on scholarship, where her friends describe her as beautiful, popular, brilliant, and a star athlete. At age 10, Samantha​ saw her brother murdered when he was walking her home from school. Their mother became hysterical and chronically depressed, and their father changed from loving to being drunk and violent. Samantha​ was sexually assaulted by her boyfriend’s male friends at a party at which she, usually a non-drinker, became intoxicated and passed out. Samantha​ has no memory of the assault. Speakers include: Rocio Chang, Ernestine Briggs-King, Victor Labruna, and Julian Ford.

Published in 2018

Learning Center Instructions

To view on the Learning Center:

  • Click on the link above.
  • Select "Login to this site" if you already have a Learning Center account.
  • OR Select "create a new account" if you need to register.
  • Once you have registered and logged in, you will be able to view the course.