Acceptability of Asking Parents About Their Children's Traumatic Symptoms

Published in: Psychiatric Services, v. 55, no. 8, Aug. 2004, p. 2985

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2004

by Kristin L. Dean, Bradley D. Stein, Lisa H. Jaycox, Sheryl H. Kataoka, Marleen Wong

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Little is known about the effectiveness of mental health interventions to help child trauma victims. Providing trauma screening and services did not appear to induce distress among parents of children who had been traumatized by violence. Positive parental response has important implications for trauma-based services and research in the community and schools.

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