Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents

  title={Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents},
  author={Alexandra B. Cook and Joseph Spinazzola and Julian D. Ford and Cheryl B. Lanktree and Margaret E. Blaustein and Maryl{\`e}ne Cloitre and Ruth DeRosa and Rebecca R. Hubbard and Richard Kagan and Joan Liautaud and Karen Mallah and Erna Olafson and Bessel van der Kolk},
  journal={Psychiatric Annals},
The present paper highlights seven primary domains of impairment observed in children exposed to complex trauma. These phenomenologically based domains have been identified based on the extant child clinical and research literatures, the adult research on Disorders of Extreme Stress Not Otherwise Specified (Pelcovitz et al, 1997; van der Kolk, Pelcovitz, Roth, Mandel, McFarlane, & Herman, 1996; van der Kolk, Roth, et al., in press), and the combined expertise of the NCTSN Complex Trauma… 

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