When Traumatic Stressors are Not Past, But Now: Psychosocial Treatment to Develop Resilience with Children and Youth Enduring Concurrent, Complex Trauma

@article{McCrea2016WhenTS,
  title={When Traumatic Stressors are Not Past, But Now: Psychosocial Treatment to Develop Resilience with Children and Youth Enduring Concurrent, Complex Trauma},
  author={Katherine Tyson McCrea and Deanna D’Amico Guthrie and Jeffrey J. Bulanda},
  journal={Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={5-16}
}
While providing school-based treatment for 450 urban impoverished children and youth from 2006 to 2014, we found implementing specific elements of PTSD treatment models reduced engagement and aggravated clients’ symptoms. Clients’ traumas were neither past nor single-type, but were multiple (complex) and unavoidably occurring concurrently with treatment. We speculated that many trauma treatment elements needed revision to be effective. Using a participatory action research methodology, we… CONTINUE READING

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