Involving parents in indicated early intervention for childhood PTSD following accidental injury

Cobham, Vanessa E., March, Sonja, De Young, Alexandra, Leeson, Fiona, Nixon, Reginald, McDermott, Brett and Kenardy, Justin (2012) Involving parents in indicated early intervention for childhood PTSD following accidental injury. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 15 4: 345-363. doi:10.1007/s10567-012-0124-9

Author Cobham, Vanessa E.
March, Sonja
De Young, Alexandra
Leeson, Fiona
Nixon, Reginald
McDermott, Brett
Kenardy, Justin
Title Involving parents in indicated early intervention for childhood PTSD following accidental injury
Journal name Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-4037
Publication date 2012-09-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10567-012-0124-9
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 345
End page 363
Total pages 19
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Accidental injuries represent the most common type of traumatic event to which a youth is likely to be exposed. While the majority of youth who experience an
accidental injury will recover spontaneously, a significant proportion will go on to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). And yet, there is little published treatment outcome research in this area. This review focuses on two key issues within the child PTSD literature—namely the role of parents in treatment and the timing of intervention.  The issue of parental involvement in the treatment of child PTSD is a question that is increasingly being recognized as important. In addition, the need to find a balance between providing early intervention to at risk youth while avoiding providing treatment to those youth who will recover spontaneously has yet to be addressed.  This paper outlines the rationale for and the development of a trauma-focused CBT protocol with separate parent and child programs, for use with children and adolescents experiencing PTSD following an accidental injury. The protocol is embedded within an indicated intervention framework, allowing for the early identification of youth at risk within a medical setting. Two case studies are presented
in order to illustrate key issues raised in the review, implementation of the interventions, and the challenges involved.
Keyword Accident Injury
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Online First: 14 September 2012.

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