Problem Kids Evaluating the Use of Trauma Informed Care Among Youth with Behavioral Challenges

Main Article Content

Sophia Gugino
Anjanette Wells


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.

Article Details

Category: Mental Health & Human Behavior