Children, Adolescents and Trauma

Children, Adolescents and Trauma This paper presents an overview of the psychological effects of trauma on children and adolescents with specific attention to the epidemiology of traumatic experiences, risk factors, developmental effects, the types of traumatic experiences albeit a single event trauma or a chronic process trauma, the spectrum of clinical presentations, psychiatric and psychological comorbidities as well as assessment and therapeutic principles. In addition to the child's psychological response to the traumatic stressor communities are often devastated by natural or man made disasters. The interactions between the child's response with the family and community response as well as community interventions are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Children, Adolescents and Trauma

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1004630127000
Publisher site
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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the psychological effects of trauma on children and adolescents with specific attention to the epidemiology of traumatic experiences, risk factors, developmental effects, the types of traumatic experiences albeit a single event trauma or a chronic process trauma, the spectrum of clinical presentations, psychiatric and psychological comorbidities as well as assessment and therapeutic principles. In addition to the child's psychological response to the traumatic stressor communities are often devastated by natural or man made disasters. The interactions between the child's response with the family and community response as well as community interventions are discussed.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 9, 2004

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