Developmental perspective on psychic trauma in childhood

Spencer Eth, Robert S. Pynoos

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Abstract

This chapter will present a developmental schema for children exposed to psychic trauma. We begin by describing our research with children who have witnessed the homicide of a parent. Our observations of the child's early efforts at trauma mastery indicate important developmental influences on behavior, cognition, and emotion. Similarities between our findings and those of other investigators enable us to present a general phenomenology of the post-traumatic syndrome in childhood. We then delineate the specific developmental characteristics of the preschool, school-age, and adolescent-age groups. Recognition of these phase-salient differences is critical for the understanding of traumatic effects on personality and the implementation of developmentally sound treatment strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrauma And Its Wake
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages36-52
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781134843787
ISBN (Print)9780876303856
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 20 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Homicide
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Emotions
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Research
Therapeutics
Recognition (Psychology)

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Eth, S., & Pynoos, R. S. (2013). Developmental perspective on psychic trauma in childhood. In Trauma And Its Wake (pp. 36-52). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203776209

Developmental perspective on psychic trauma in childhood. / Eth, Spencer; Pynoos, Robert S.

Trauma And Its Wake. Taylor and Francis, 2013. p. 36-52.

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Eth, S & Pynoos, RS 2013, Developmental perspective on psychic trauma in childhood. in Trauma And Its Wake. Taylor and Francis, pp. 36-52. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203776209
Eth S, Pynoos RS. Developmental perspective on psychic trauma in childhood. In Trauma And Its Wake. Taylor and Francis. 2013. p. 36-52 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203776209
Eth, Spencer ; Pynoos, Robert S. / Developmental perspective on psychic trauma in childhood. Trauma And Its Wake. Taylor and Francis, 2013. pp. 36-52
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