Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma (J Child Adolesc Trauma)

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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    ABSTRACT: This paper provides an example of a resilience-based intervention approach to acute trauma that addresses individual-level resilience in children and in those that care for them, and the community as a whole. Resilience-based approaches to trauma intervention focus on activating the protective processes in each individual child to lead to better psychosocial outcomes. However, rebuilding or strengthening community capacity is essential to supporting resilience at the community-level. This paper illustrates how one foreign NGO provided resources, training, and guidance to community members who were seeking help in implementing trauma intervention. Through equal partnership with local leaders, the intervention was translated to meet the specific cultural and contextual needs of children and childcare workers in the tent cities and schools of Port au Prince following the earthquake. Marrying financial and technical support with local expertise resulted in a sustainable, trauma-informed, culturally-oriented solution to providing intervention post-earthquake.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: This study investigates the presence of gender differences among men and women who experienced childhood abuse in regards to their romantic relationship adjustment as adults. Not only may child abuse prevalence rates differ between genders, but also experiencing childhood abuse may have varying gender-based effects on physical and mental health, coping strategies, future perpetrating behaviors, and adult intimate relationships. Attachment theory is a theoretical orientation that could help explain and connect the effects of childhood abuse on adult relationships. This study utilized measurements of dyadic consensus, cohesion, affectional expression, and satisfaction; results supported the notion that in adult relationships, gender differences do not exist among a clinical population. The discussion relates to implications for clinicians working with survivors of childhood abuse.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: This study tests to see if different types of childhood abuse precede specific symptoms of schizophrenia. The analyses also examine for an interactive effect of hereditary risk, using family history of serious mental illness as a proxy variable. Data are taken from the cumulative anonymous records of patients with schizophrenia (N = 642) from a large state hospital in the northeastern U. S. Childhood abuse was separated into two domains: physical abuse and emotional/verbal abuse. Log-linear analysis of contingency tables uncovered a powerful pattern: risk for positive symptoms of schizophrenia is significantly elevated by two conditions: history of childhood abuse in combination with no history of serious mental illness within the family. The implications of these findings are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: Commercially sexually exploited children and adolescents (“commercially exploited youth”)present numerous clinical challenges that have led some mental health providers to question whether current evidence-based treatments are adequate to address the needs of this population. This paper 1) addresses commonalities between the trauma experiences, responses and treatment challenges of commercially exploited youth and those of youth with complex trauma; 2) highlights the importance of careful assessment to guide case conceptualization and treatment planning for commercially exploited youth; and 3) describes strategies for implementing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for complex trauma specific to these youth.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: Little is known about whether there are specific subpopulations of youth with known problem behaviors that are more likely to engage in sexual risk behaviors. This study’s sample (n = 4117) was drawn from a larger longitudinal administrative data, consisting of young adults with child abuse and/or poverty histories and records of some form of high-risk behavior or mental health diagnosis during adolescence. A cluster-controlled, logistic regression resulted in 11 statistically significant relationships. Youth treated for a mental health disorder and experienced multiple forms of abuse were more likely to be treated for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Youth who were delinquent, treated for substance abuse and had substance use related offenses were less likely to be treated for STIs. Youth treated for STIs were more likely to be identified through mental health systems or child protective services system than through known delinquent behaviors. Health care providers treating youth for STIs should explore the possible role of mental health and trauma histories.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

  • No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: Children exposed to violence tend to have lower IQs, poorer performance on explicit memory tasks, and lower verbal performance. Despite evidence that caregivers influence children’s behavioral and emotional responses to violence, little is known about caregivers’ role in mitigating the effects of violence exposure on children’s cognitive functioning. This study tested the hypothesis that maternal meta-emotion philosophy of children’s sadness and anger, assessed using Gottman’s Meta-Emotion Interview, would be associated with children’s verbal IQ. This was done in a sample of 79 dyads consisting of mothers and their preschool-aged children exposed to either community or domestic violence. Multiple regression analyses indicated that a composite of maternal awareness, acceptance, and coaching of children’s sadness, but not anger, significantly predicted children’s verbal IQ. These findings contribute to the field’s understanding of parents’ role in children’s cognitive functioning among children exposed to community and family violence.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: Much scholarly research exists examining the effect of violence on a child’s developing brain. Experts agree that a Trauma Informed System is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond appropriately to the varying impacts of trauma stress on children, caregivers, families and those who have contact within the system. Programs and organizations within the system must infuse this knowledge and awareness within their own organizational cultures. It is vital that the Criminal Justice System, specifically law enforcement and prosecutors, be not only Trauma Informed but also a catalyst for systemic change in this area.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

  • No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: The studied test case presents the adult voices of Israeli children whose fathers were prisoners of war (POWs) in Egypt from 1969 to 1973. The study’s findings indicate long-term effects of the captivity on the children of POWs, and that an inner formative experience associated with the period of the father’s absence remains despite his return. The findings are explained by means of ambiguous loss theories and by loss and bereavement theories. Recommendations emerge for ambiguous loss to be recognized as a stress situation, and for professional and social assistance to be provided for the family in building a life routine that does not freeze in place, but continues during the father’s absence and after his return.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: In recent years, there has been an increase in the reporting of youth as perpetrators of family violence. However, despite the relatively high prevalence of child-to-parent violence, little is known about this pervasive family problem and the effectiveness of intervention strategies. The purpose of this article is to highlight the effectiveness of the current interventions used to treat child-to-parent violence and recommend the inclusion of trauma-informed assessment and intervention strategies. When working with child-to-parent violence, interventions should be informed by the correlates of such violence rather than the notion that the parent–child dynamic mirrors that of the adult intimate relationship. Effective treatments must address the multiple determinants of child-to-parent violence and offer broad level, complex interventions that consider childhood traumatic experiences and the role they play in child-to-parent violence.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
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    ABSTRACT: The majority of individuals working with justice-involved youth receive limited training addressing the impact of childhood trauma. There is a need for trauma-related training for staff, as well as valid measures to evaluate the effectiveness of training. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network designed a training curriculum, Think Trauma, which educates staff about the impact of trauma on justice-involved youth. A 45-item Think Trauma Evaluation Questionnaire (TTEQ) was developed to assess participants’ changes in knowledge and attitudes. This article examines the factor structure and internal consistency of this questionnaire. Two-hundred and ninety-six employees at two secure juvenile detention centers completed the TTEQ. The results suggest that the questionnaire is feasible to administer to a large group and has a factor structure corresponding to areas covered in the curriculum. A reliable and valid measure of trauma knowledge and attitudes is important to identifying the training needs for a particular facility.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma