Kathryn Newns1*, Victoria Lucas2
1Clinical Psychologist, Hugh Koch Associates, Cheltenham & Cambridge.
2Clinical Psychologist, Hugh Koch Associates, Cheltenham & Bedford.
Corresponding Author: Newns Kathryn, Clinical Psychologist, Hugh Koch Associates, Festival House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham,Tel: 01242 263 715; E-Mail: [email protected]
Received Date: 28 Apr 2017
Accepted Date: 02 May 2017
Published Date: 09 May 2017
Copyright © 2017 Newns Kathryn
Citation: Newns K and Lucas V. (2017). Assessing Trauma in Children: A Review of The Evidence. M J Case. 2: S001.
Special Issue: “Trauma: an overview of its incidence and effects in the community: two case studies".
Handled By Editor: Hugh Koch, Clinical psychologist, Cheltenham, U.K, Visiting professor to Stockholm University. Sweden.
The civil courts require lawyers and experts to be very diligent in assessing trauma or potential trauma in children. Nearly all young people are likely to experience some psychological distress following trauma. This paper reviews the evidence and common factors in childhood single-event trauma and emphasizes the importance of a robust and comprehensive approach to assessment.
Trauma; Diagnosis; PTSD; NICE.