Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the multiple types and prevalence rates of trauma that impact children and adolescents.
  2. Discern which traumatic experiences are most harmful to young people and how multiple traumas over time and comorbidity impact delinquency development.
  3. Summarize the ongoing problem and link between maltreatment and delinquency.
  4. Explain what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is and how it both manifests itself and its prevalence in the child and adolescent population.
  5. Explicate how maltreatment impacts both primary and secondary student school performance.
  6. Understand how and why some young people are resilient to trauma experiences.