Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to…

12.1 Describe the key features of PTSD in children and adolescents and show how the signs and symptoms of this disorder vary as a function of children’s age and exposure to trauma.

Identify and give examples of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for PTSD in youths.

12.2 Differentiate between Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder in terms of their key features, causes, and treatment.

12.3 List and give examples of the four main types of child maltreatment.

Describe the potential consequences of child maltreatment and evidence-based treatments.