A Follow-up study on the consequences of exposure to continual threat on young children and mothers
What is it about?
In situations of cumulative trauma, it is often unclear why some people remain resilient, whereas others experience distress, and how likely these responses are to change over time. A Follow-up study on the consequences of exposure to continual threat on young children and mothers was conducted to investigate the constancy of responses to cumulative trauma, stability and change in posttraumatic distress and resistance (as deﬁned by no evidence of clinical symptoms). The participants included 140 Israeli children and mothers exposed to continual rocket attacks over approximately 7 years, when the children were 2–4 (Time 1) and 9–11 years of age (Time 2).
Why is it important?
To best treat mothers after a trauma, it is important to ascertain what differentiates chronically distressed mothers and recovered mothers, as well as consistently resilient mothers and mothers who developed symptoms.
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