Date of Award

5-1-2015

Document Type

Capstone Paper

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

The literature review discusses effects of childhood trauma, short term and long-term effects as well as three evidence based interventions that are currently being used to help treat symptoms of childhood trauma. The research indicates that childhood trauma is complex, and effects children in differing ways depending on many different factors. Research also indicates that with the correct treatment and support, children who have experienced trauma can reduce signs of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). School counselors play a large role in treatment, as there are often barriers for children to receive mental health support outside of the school system. This paper looks at three evidence-based interventions, their methods and effectiveness, and how school counselors who serve students who have experienced trauma can utilize them.

Unique Identifier

wsucedcap0000023

Rights

Educational use only. All copyright protections apply.

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