Posttraumatic stress among young urban children exposed to family violence and other potentially traumatic events.

@article{Crusto2010PosttraumaticSA,
  title={Posttraumatic stress among young urban children exposed to family violence and other potentially traumatic events.},
  author={Cindy A Crusto and Melissa L. Whitson and Sherry Muterspaugh Walling and Richard Feinn and Stacey R Friedman and J. Reynolds and Mona M. Amer and Joy S. Kaufman},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={716-24}
}
This study examines the relationship between the number of types of traumatic events experienced by children 3 to 6 years old, parenting stress, and children's posttraumatic stress (PTS). Parents and caregivers provided data for 154 urban children admitted into community-based mental health or developmental services. By parent and caregiver report, children experienced an average of 4.9 different types of potentially traumatic events. Nearly one quarter of the children evidenced clinically… CONTINUE READING

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