Titular professor University of Murcia Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Disclosure: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Children in care have suffered repeated and multiple family maltreatment conditions. Separation from their families and break of relationships produce new traumas, which could be aggravated by residence changes during the tutelage time lapse. These stressing experiences occurred during early developmental stages could determine a strong deregulation in affective, cognitive and behavioral processes, and configure a complex trauma. Complex trauma in childhood stops children to function in an optimal way due to its negative influence in academic and social abilities development, as well as the self-concept and self-esteem. The aim of this research is to present complex trauma characteristics in a group of children in care and analyze the different components of symptomatic groups suggested for complex trauma diagnosis and its relationship with PTSD symptomatology.
Understand Complex Trauma characteristics and its difference with PTSD
Observe children in care life conditions and the impact on their psyhological well-being
Understand the different components of symptomatic groups in Complex Trauma
Reflect about Complex Trauma diagnosis and its relationship to PTSD
Observe how our results can support this diagnosis category