Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Occupational Therapists’ Perceived Preparedness to Work With Youth Exposed to School Shootings
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Occupational Therapists’ Perceived Preparedness to Work With Youth Exposed to School Shootings
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515379. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3512
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515379. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3512
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This qualitative study explored the self-efficacy of OTs who may treat students exposed to a school shooting as well as which perceived treatment strategies the practitioners may utilize that potentially affect the clients’ mental-health outcomes. The results indicate a need for future research exploring entry-level OT curriculum and the need to further explore different factors, such as years of experience in relation to self-efficacy and trauma.

Primary Author and Speaker: Bridget Scheidler

Additional Authors and Speakers: Karen Snyder, Nancy Carson