Developmental perspective on trauma

This book presents a new model on trauma. A new factor in this book is the impact of the child developmental stage itself on the perception of traumatic events. This concerns the way trauma influences the performance of the developmental tasks, a formative developmental perspective. A frame of reference that has developed in adults is often still lacking in children. Children will not always be traumatised by the same events as adults, and children can be deeply traumatised by events that adults will not consider traumatising because of their knowledge of the world leading to a more mature perspective. In the model presented, the characteristics of the development with its developmental tasks, the development of the brain with its growing connectivity are applied to traumatic experiences to account for developmental differences in reaction to trauma. The model is applied to different traumatic experiences like sexual abuse and war trauma.


Met een voorwoord van Rolf J. Kleber


ISBN 9789088505072

Signatuur: s8 DEL

Martine F. Delfos | 2014
Amsterdam : Uitgeverij SWP
Adolescents, Adults, Children, Developmental Psychology, Health Care Quality, Health Care Utilization, Methodology, PTSD (DSM-5), PTSD (DSM-IV), Research Participation, Sexuality, Treatment, War Neuroses