Traumatic Life Events and Psychopathology in a High Risk, Ethnically Diverse Sample of Young Children: A Person-Centered Approach

  title={Traumatic Life Events and Psychopathology in a High Risk, Ethnically Diverse Sample of Young Children: A Person-Centered Approach},
  author={Melissa J. Hagan and Michael J. Sulik and Alicia F. Lieberman},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
Studies of the association between traumatic experiences and psychopathology in early childhood have primarily focused on specific types of events (e.g., sexual abuse) or aggregated different types of events without differentiating among them. We extend this body of work by investigating patterns of traumatic event exposure in a high-risk, ethnically diverse sample of children ages 3–6 (N = 211; 51 % female) and relating these different patterns to parents’ reports of child externalizing… 

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