Intervening with Severely and Chronically Neglected Children and their Families: The Contribution of Trauma-Informed Approaches

Intervening with Severely and Chronically Neglected Children and their Families: The Contribution of Trauma-Informed Approaches

Intervening with Severely and Chronically Neglected Children and their Families: The Contribution of Trauma-Informed Approaches

Intervening with Severely and Chronically Neglected Children and their Families: The Contribution of Trauma-Informed Approachess

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Milot, Tristan, St-Laurent, Diane et Éthier, Louise S. 2016. «Intervening with Severely and Chronically Neglected Children and their Families: The Contribution of Trauma-Informed Approaches ». Child Abuse Review, vol. 25, no 2, p. 89-101.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This paper addresses the potential contribution of using a trauma-informed approach when intervening with chronically and severely neglected children and their families.» (p. 89)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


«A growing number of studies have highlighted the relationship between child neglect and trauma symptomatology (e.g. Hulette et al., 2008). However, whether this relationship is direct, indirect or confounded by other variables still needs to be clarified. Recent findings have shown that a low quality of mother-child affective communication may contribute to this relation (Milot et al., 2010a), suggesting that improving parental sensitivity to the child’s emotional needs might constitute a key factor in improving neglected children’s functioning. The central role of sensitive and supporting caregivers surrounding or following traumatic experiences is also highlighted in another study which revealed that supportive parenting during childhood is associated with improved psychological adjustment in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (Godbout et al., 2014). In addition, other studies (e.g. Sullivan et al., 2006; Widom, 1999) have shown that the presence of certain risk factors, such as being exposed to other forms of abuse and parental difficulties, may contribute to the development of trauma symptomatology in victims of child neglect.» (p. 97-98)