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Activity Steps


Education Level: Intermediate; Content Focus: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery; Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits: To earn credit, you must read the article and complete the quiz and evaluation, earning a score of 70% or greater on the posttest.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information on childhood stress and its sequelae and prevention.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain how a child's brain is more susceptible to greater harm from toxic stress than an adult's brain.
  2. Discern between the various types of stress that occur throughout life and how these exposures can lead to unfavorable health outcomes.
  3. Explain the importance of resilience and actions that can be taken to help reduce the harmful effects of toxic stress.
Price: $6.95


  • AOTA 0.05 CEUs/1/2 Contact Hour

Lippincott Professional Development/Wolters Kluwer Health is an approved provider of continuing education by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. Provider Number 5448.

Professions: Occupational Therapist
Test Code: NMIE0319A-OT
Published: Mar/Apr 2019
Expires: 7/1/2025
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Amanda Perkins, DNP, RN
Topics: Prevention , Stress