publication . Other literature type . Article . 2001

A relational perspective on PTSD in early childhood

Michael S. Scheeringa; Charles H. Zeanah;
  • Published: 01 Oct 2001
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
This paper describes the clinical and research evidence for the importance of the relational context of posttraumatic stress disorder in young children. We review 17 studies that simultaneously assessed parental and child functioning following trauma. In many studies, despite limitations, an association between undesirable parental/family variables and maladaptive child outcomes has been consistently found. We present a model of the parental/family variables as moderators and vicarious traumatic agents for symptoms in young children. Also, a Compound Model is proposed, with three distinctive patterns of the parent–child relationship that impact on posttraumatic ...
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free text keywords: Anxiety disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Developmental psychology, Social relation, Injury prevention, Early childhood, Suicide prevention, Psychology, Human factors and ergonomics, Clinical psychology, Occupational safety and health, El Niño
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2001

A relational perspective on PTSD in early childhood

Michael S. Scheeringa; Charles H. Zeanah;