Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma presents original research, and prevention and treatment strategies for dealing with symptoms and disorders related to the psychological effects of trauma. The journal examines intervention models directed toward the individual, family, and community; new theoretical models and approaches; and public policy proposals and innovations. With a multidisciplinary approach that draws input from the psychological, medical, social work, sociological, public health, and legal fields, the journal features research, intervention approaches and evidence-based programs, theoretical articles, specific review articles, brief reports and case studies, and commentaries on current and/or controversial topics.

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Website Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma website
Other titles Journal of child & adolescent trauma, Journal of child and adolescent trauma
ISSN 1936-1521
OCLC 85480808
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The psychometric properties of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) were examined in 124 children and adolescents aged 8-16 years. Principal Component Analysis was performed to investigate the principal components of the TSCC, and Confirmatory Factor Analysis was conducted to test the dimensional structure of the TSCC. Results confirmed a six-factor structure, which fitted well with the data. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for the scales of TSCC yielded evidence for good internal reliability, with values ranging from 0.64 to 0.85. Strong evidence of convergent validity was observed through correlations with the Child Depression Inventory and Child Behavior Checklist. The preliminary results suggest that the TSCC is reliable and showed adequate evidence of validity.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 06/2015; 8(2). DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0044-1
  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 06/2015; 8(2). DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0047-y
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    ABSTRACT: The current study aimed to examine the role that a history of abuse plays in the association with suicide attempts in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Children and adolescents were recruited from a local community mental health center specializing in the treatment of child trauma. Abuse history, history of suicide attempts, various demographics, and psychosocial measures were gathered from children and adolescents as well as their mothers. Hierarchical logistic regression analyses revealed the overall model, as well as individual predictors of age, child depression, physical and sexual abuse to be significant in the association with a history of suicide attempts. The current study revealed significant risk factors for suicide attempts in children and adolescents who have been maltreated, including age, depressive symptoms, history of sexual abuse, and history of physical abuse. Future research should further delineate the magnitude of these risk factors in order to inform and strengthen the process of risk assessment and subsequent treatment of these individuals for mental health clinicians.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 06/2015; 8(2). DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0043-2
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    ABSTRACT: The study identified factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) risk perception among 283 African American young adult females attending family planning clinics. This included partner communication, a forced sex experience, social support, self-efficacy, and risk behaviors. Relative to adolescents who perceived themselves to be at low/high risk for HIV, adolescents with medium HIV risk had the highest number of lifetime and recent sexual partners, were significantly less comfortable in communicating with partners about sexual issues, and reported low sex and condom self-efficacy. Additionally, the medium group had the highest proportion of participants who reported a forced sex experience. The findings suggest that a forced sex experience may affect females’ ability to accurately assess sexual risk. Screening for trauma and helping adolescents accurately appraise their HIV risk is essential for risk reduction.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 06/2015; 8(2). DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0039-y
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    ABSTRACT: Using a retrospective approach, this study explored psychological maltreatment by teachers of students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Participants were 453 undergraduates who completed a survey about their negative experiences with teachers. Overall, 44 % of those surveyed reported at least one experience that they labeled as emotional abuse, and 52 % reported that a teacher had bullied them. The most commonly reported negative teacher behaviors included being shouted at and being given a lower grade than deserved. Although adaptive responses were reported, serious negative responses were reported, too. Many perceived these experiences as having an adverse effect on their life. Despite the frequency of negative teacher behaviors that were reported, relatively few participants (
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 06/2015; 8(2). DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0042-3
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    ABSTRACT: The link between Borderline Personality Disorder and childhood maltreatment is well established, although little research has explored abuse outside the familial environment. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between adult borderline symptomatology and childhood peer teasing in a non-clinical sample. Two hundred and twelve participants (M = 30.64 years, range 18 to 73; 76 % female) completed questionnaires assessing levels of current borderline symptomatology and retrospectively reported childhood abuse and teasing. Regression supported the hypothesis that childhood peer teasing would be significantly associated with adult borderline symptomatology, even after controlling for depression and other forms of childhood abuse. This unique finding highlights the importance of looking beyond familial influences when investigating Borderline Personality Disorder risk factors. Further research is needed to corroborate these findings and explore other sources of toxic childhood experience.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 06/2015; 8(2):137-145. DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0045-0
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    ABSTRACT: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are linked to myriad health concerns. There is a dearth of research exploring the association of ACEs and health among athletes. Elite athletes are an important population to explore the associations between adversity and health because athletes engage in frequent exercise, which may be associated with resilience. In this study, athletes (N = 304) completed questionnaires about ACEs, somatization, and alcohol and drug use. Researchers utilized objective healthcare data, including medication use, athletic injury, and treatment. Logistic regressions revealed that athletes who self-reported multiple ACEs were at increased risk for self-reported physical health symptoms, alcohol use, and prescription medication use. These findings indicated athletes may not be immune to the negative health effects of childhood adversity.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 06/2015; 8(2). DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0041-4
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    ABSTRACT: Gender is an important risk factor for both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD) in adolescents; however, little is known about the influence of gender when considering their common co-occurrence. This study examined independent predictors of PTSD severity between genders in a Danish probability sample of 15- to 18-year-old males (n = 863) and females (n = 1,125). The results showed that drug abuse and avoidant attachment to best friends were significant predictors of PTSD severity in male adolescents, whereas alcohol abuse and the absence of posttraumatic social support from parents remained significant predictors for female adolescents. The results support the influence of gender-specific substance abuse patterns and dysfunctional interpersonal relationships on the PTSD severity of traumatized adolescents.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 04/2015; DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0040-5
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    ABSTRACT: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms have been preliminarily associated with specific areas of neuropsychological functioning impairments in children; however, the relationship between PTSD symptoms and executive functioning in children is not yet well-understood. This study examined PTSD symptoms and executive functioning in a low socioeconomic status (SES), urban dwelling, ethnic minority sample of 55 children aged 8 to 16. Participants completed interviews, self-report measures, and a neuropsychological test battery assessing intellectual functioning, executive functioning, and PTSD symptoms. Results indicated that PTSD symptoms were negatively associated with one dimension of executive functioning after controlling for the effects of SES, intelligence, and prenatal alcohol exposure. Findings suggest that impairment in executive functioning may be a correlate of PTSD symptoms in some children.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 03/2015; 8(1). DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0037-0
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    ABSTRACT: Among urban African-American 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students (n = 320), the specific posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTS) of numbing and hyperarousal were expected to mediate the relationship between exposure to community violence (ECV) and depressive symptoms in both cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses utilizing structural equation modeling. We found that cross-sectionally, numbing and hyperarousal were consistently robust mediators between ECV and depressive symptoms across time points. In addition, numbing and hyperarousal symptoms were found to partially mediate the relationship between ECV and depressive symptoms from 6th to 7th grade and 7th to 8th grade, but not from 6th to 8th grade. Findings are discussed for the clinical treatment of PTS and depressive symptoms among low-income urban African-American youth.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 03/2015; DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0038-z
  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 01/2015; DOI:10.1007/s40653-015-0048-x
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    ABSTRACT: Hurricane Katrina created a variety of issues that tested the resilience of families and children who were forced to relocate. This article describes the use of culturally affirming, thematically appropriate bibliotherapy as part of a long-term program to assist a group of elementary school aged African-American children cope with feelings of anxiety, displacement, and loss. This intervention provided a medium through which the participants could explore issues of isolation and the loss of their homes, family structures and a sense of security, while also providing academic and social supports.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 12/2014; 7(4). DOI:10.1007/s40653-014-0028-6
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    ABSTRACT: Religion has been identified as a key protective factor against delinquency among teens. Sex offending, in particular, is often seen as a moral as well as a clinical and a correctional issue. Yet, there is virtually no research exploring religion among adolescent sex offenders. Although religion is a multidimensional construct, it has most frequently been assessed by one or two blunt measures such as church attendance or self-rated salience of religion in existing studies (Johnson, De Li, Larson, & McCullough, 2000). In this project, we used a multidimensional measure (the BMMRS) to explore the impact of religion on delinquency committed by adolescent sex offenders (N = 196). We found that religion played a significant role in the lives of the incarcerated adolescent males who formed the sample. In a mediation analysis, religion partially meditated the relationship between trauma and nonsexual delinquency among this population. Implications for research and treatment are explored.
    Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 12/2014; 6(4):274-286. DOI:10.1080/19361521.2013.836584