Child and Adolescent Victims of Trauma

Dawn Bounds, Necole Leland, Angela F. Amar

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Childhood and adolescence are times of continuous emotional, psychological, cognitive, and physical development. This chapter provides an overview of childhood and adolescent trauma and the resulting health effects. It outlines current and emerging developments in clinical and research findings among children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. The chapter discusses clinical parameters for the identification, assessment, and psychotherapeutic intervention with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. The chapter describes practice, research, and education implications related to an advanced practice nursing approach to the treatment of traumatized children and adolescents. A variety of therapy options exist that can aid the advanced practice psychiatric nurse in helping children, adolescents, and their families to manage and recover from trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChild and Adolescent Behavioral Health
Subtitle of host publicationA Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners in Nursing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781119487593
ISBN (Print)9781119487579
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • adolescent trauma
  • advanced practice psychiatric nurse
  • childhood trauma
  • clinical parameters
  • health effects
  • psychotherapeutic intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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