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School of Psychology
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
CHILD AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY IN EMERGENCY CONTEXTS
PSP6075757, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
PS1090, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CHILD AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY IN EMERGENCY CONTEXTS
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SARA SCRIMIN M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 09/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Developmental psychology; assessment of child development; family psychology
Target skills and knowledge: Acquire knowledge on:
1. Trauma after an acute event during childhood (diagnosis, neuropsicology and effects on development)
2. Identification of the most common psychological problems in emergency situations
3. Principles underlying interventions with children and families in emergency situations
Examination methods: The exam is in written form and includes open, but very focused questions that need to be answered within 1 hour.
International students can take the exam in English.
Assessment criteria: Students' comprehension of all the topics, the methodologies and the ability to use them in different contexts will be assessed.
Course unit contents: 1. Emergency psychology: definitions and contexts
2. Neuropsychology of trauma
3. Acute traumatic event (e.g., accidents, disasters, terrorism) and context
4. Individual differences in emergency situations: impact on development and potential psychopathology
5. Traumatic disorders and their treatment
6. Short- and long-term interventions for children and families in emergency situations
7. Special issues: a) Children and families after a terrorist attack; b) Psychological First Aid
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching methods include theoretical lessons using PowerPoint, videos and other exemplifying material. Interactive activities and group discussions as well as the presentation of case studies are highly encouraged.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Axia, Giovanna, Emergenza e psicologia: mente umana, pericolo e sopravvivenza. Bologna: Il mulino, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • van der Kolk, Bessel A., McFarlane, Alexander C., Weisaeth, Lars. A cura di Albanese, Paolo; Vereni, Pietro, Stress traumatico: gli effetti sulla mente, sul corpo e sulla società delle esperienze intollerabili. Roma: Magi, 2005. Da studiare solo le sezioni: II, III, V. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ann S. Masten, Global Perspectives on Resilience in Children and Youth. --: Child Development, Volume 85, Number 1, Pages 6–20, 2014. L'articolo sarà caricato su Moodle all'inizio del corso