Developing a clear understanding of traumatic stress includes ______________.
A. symptoms, behaviors, and somatic impacts
B. changes in family and relationship dynamics
C. chronic illness and a drop in immunity
D. understanding the societal impacts
Vicarious Trauma is _______________.
A. a direct traumatic experience where you are the victim
B. loss of a loved one
C. the emotional residue of exposure with people who hear traumatic stories and witness the pain, fear, and terror that trauma survivors have endured
D. being next to the victim during a traumatic incident
Traumatic grief is reserved for the death of a loved one.
Hyperarousal is _______________.
A. immobilization and numbness
B. reduced physical movement and absence of sensation
C. increased sensations, emotional reactivity, and hypervigilance
The Window of Tolerance_______________.
A. highlights an understanding of our emotional bandwidth and what happens when we experience a life event that throws us out of our ability to cope
B. are the physical symptoms of a traumatic impact
C. is the ability to tolerate traumatic experiences regardless of severity in a resilient way
D. learning how to cope with things in a non-judgmental way
Causes of high stress in dentistry do NOT include _______________.
A. confinement & isolation
B. economic pressure from school and building a practice
C. challenges with co-workers
D. perfectionistic behaviors
Those who are displaying signs of suicidality tend to be very social and engaging with those around them and have no difficulty articulating their feelings.
The power of coping strategies is designed to _______________.
A. develop a stronger sense of self
B. develop resiliency, self-awareness, and create growth
C. help individuals stay continually happy no matter what challenges arise
D. to help individuals deal with their problems on their own
What are the main components of safety planning?
A. Develop internal and external coping strategies and creating a circle of support.
B. To ensure that a person is hospitalized at the first sign of hopelessness and stays in an inpatient facility.
C. To ensure a person has something in place to make family and friends feel comfortable.
D. To educate a person on trauma.
One way a dental practice can support its employees who are struggling with the trauma of COVID and recent world events is to _______________.
A. have staff retreats twice a year
B. bring in an onsite therapist to work individually with each staff member
C. create a community of support that allows for debriefing sessions, putting employee support protocols in place for major events, and creating a list of resources available to staff
D. engage in physical activity