12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th April 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Associate Professor Eva Alisic, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Melbourne
About 15% of children exposed to potentially traumatic events, such as serious injury, disaster and violence, report persistent posttraumatic stress symptoms. Caregivers and professionals are in a key position to support children post-trauma, but we have little insight in what they – or we – do and how. This presentation shares findings from a worldwide survey among first responders (n= 3478), a naturalistic observation of family life (n = 71 families), and a mixed-methods population study (n = 256 children).