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Record ID: 69
Student Major: Social Work
Project Advisor: Anjanette Wells
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to provide a descriptive study of youth with complex trauma and evaluate how the use of trauma informed interventions affects their resilience. The study draws from a pool of n=10 youth who have experienced complex trauma and evaluates factors such as: socioemotional skills, externalized aggressions and self-regulation capabilities. The study was conducted through the use of a pre and post test using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) as the analytical tool. The youth were observed in a group setting over the course of approximately six months to allow significant observation time. The results indicate significant value in utilizing trauma-informed care as opposed to other interventions in addressing external behaviors.