Trauma Experiences, Maltreatment-Related Impairments, and Resilience among Child Welfare Youth in Residential Care

Trauma Experiences, Maltreatment-Related Impairments, and Resilience among Child Welfare Youth in Residential Care

Trauma Experiences, Maltreatment-Related Impairments, and Resilience among Child Welfare Youth in Residential Care

Trauma Experiences, Maltreatment-Related Impairments, and Resilience among Child Welfare Youth in Residential Cares

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Référence bibliographique [10274]

Collin-Vézina, Delphine, Coleman, Kim, Daigneault, Isabelle, Milne, Lise et Sell, Jody. 2011. «Trauma Experiences, Maltreatment-Related Impairments, and Resilience among Child Welfare Youth in Residential Care ». International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, vol. 9, no 5, p. 577-589.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«It is the aim of this paper to provide a description of the trauma experiences, trauma-related sequels, and resilience features of a sample of Canadian youth in residential care facilities.» (p. 580)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«A convenience sample of 53 youth agreed to voluntarily participate in the study. At the time of data collection from May 2009 to April 2010 they were living in one of six residential care units from one child protection agency located in Montreal, Canada.» (p. 580)

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


According to the authors, «[t]his research has highlighted the fact that many youth in residential protection care have experienced trauma in multiple forms including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, emotional neglect, and physical neglect. In addition, many of these youth experience trauma-related symptoms including depression, posttraumatic stress, dissociation, anger, and sexual concerns that are sometimes manifested at the clinical level. The need to more clearly identify the profiles of these youth and to suggest therapeutic programming tailored to their specific needs is clearly indicated. A systematic method of screening for trauma would facilitate the identification of not only the youth’s maltreatment experiences, but the corresponding treatment programs to address the trauma-related symptoms. The present study is a first step towards exploring the trauma needs of youth placed in out-of-home placement, in particular residential protection settings. The research supports the need to prioritize the continued examination of trauma and trauma-related symptoms in order to raise awareness of the challenges faced by youth who have been complexly traumatized and to advocate for the development of quality therapeutic services designed to increase resilience among these youth.» (p. 586)
Note : Cette recherche porte sur les conséquences de la violence familiale.