This review makes a valuable contribution to mental health care services in developing strategies for children and adolescents to manage traumatic stress from natural disasters.
Irfan Fayaz, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Although children and adolescents often experience negative sequelae in the face of even a single adverse childhood event, they may also perceive several positive changes, which reveal posttraumatic growth (PTG). This literature review aims to clarify the definition of posttraumatic growth, associated factors, and application contexts based on the analysis of empirical data.
A systematic review of the literature was conducted using different search engines like PsychINFO, PubMed, etc. Articles were screened and assessed for inclusion criteria and methodological quality. Initially, 42 articles were identified and evaluated in the preliminary search using the identified keywords. Of those retrieved, 21 met the criteria and were included in this study.
This review identified several risk factors for developing PTG in children and adolescents. This review makes a valuable contribution to mental health care services in developing strategies for children and adolescents to manage traumatic stress from natural disasters.
Published in: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
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