Trauma Disorders in Adolescence

  title={Trauma Disorders in Adolescence},
  author={Michelle V. Porche and Jessica B. Koslouski and Rachel Oblath},
  journal={The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development},



Three Decades of Child Maltreatment Research

The majority of the studies cited in this review indicate that child abuse is related to delayed language, cognitive development, low IQ, and poor school performance in some way.

Transgenerational Trauma and Resilience: Improving Mental Health Counseling for Survivors of Hurricane Katrina

The authors assert that mental health counselors can enhance clinical practice by using transgenerational trauma assessment and interventions as well as historical and contextual knowledge.

Children's mental health care following Hurricane Katrina: a field trial of trauma-focused psychotherapies.

New Orleans school children participated in an assessment and field trial of two interventions 15 months after Hurricane Katrina that led to significant symptom reduction of PTSD symptoms, but many still had elevated PTSD symptoms at posttreatment.

Envisioning a trauma-informed service system: a vital paradigm shift.

With the recognition that large numbers of men and women receiving services in the mental health and addictions systems are the survivors of sexual and physical abuse, practitioners need to become

Recognizing and Treating Uncommon Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Severely Maltreated: Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive attachment disorder is a disorder that has been linked to severe and chronic maltreatment and treatment strategies are explored, including the controversial holding or rebirthing strategies.

Services for adolescents with psychiatric disorders: 12-month data from the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent.

Findings from this analysis of NCS-A data confirm those of earlier, smaller studies, that only a minority of youths with psychiatric disorders receive treatment of any sort.

The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory: measuring the positive legacy of trauma.

The development of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory, an instrument for assessing positive outcomes reported by persons who have experienced traumatic events, is described and appears to have utility in determining how successful individuals, coping with the aftermath of trauma, are in reconstructing or strengthening their perceptions of self, others, and the meaning of events.

The cross‐cultural validity of posttraumatic stress disorder: implications for DSM‐5

Criteria modification and textual clarifications are suggested to further improve the cross‐cultural applicability of the PTSD criteria as defined in DSM‐IV‐TR, and options and preliminary recommendations to be considered for DSM‐5 are presented.

Racial/ethnic discrimination and health: findings from community studies.

The authors review the available empirical evidence and indicates that discrimination is associated with multiple indicators of poorer physical and, especially, mental health status, but the extant research does not adequately address whether and how exposure to discrimination leads to increased risk of disease.