Negative Posttraumatic Cognitions in 4- to 8-year-old Children following Maltreatment

28 Apr 2022
Mira Vasileva
Jörg M. Fegert
Rita Rosner & Andreas Witt
Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

Research has shown that children and adolescents suffering from posttraumatic stress often have negative posttraumatic cognitions such as negative appraisals of the trauma sequel that increase mental health problems. However, little is known about posttraumatic cognitions in young children. The aim of this study was to investigate negative posttraumatic cognitions in 4- to 8-year-old children following maltreatment. We also examined their association with child age and well-being as well as caregiver psychopathology.

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