Reference : The impact of a child's placement on resilience and development of psychological trau...
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Poster
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/253308
The impact of a child's placement on resilience and development of psychological trauma as a function of the child's intellectual abilities
English
Delhalle, Manon mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie > Psycho-traumatisme >]
Blavier, Adelaïde mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie > Psycho-traumatisme >]
2021
No
No
International
BAPS
2021
Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgique
[en] Psychological trauma ; Resilience ; Intelligence quotient ; Children ; Foster care
[en] Placement in foster care is a potentially traumatic event for children. Separating children from their home environment is a source of suffering. Although there is a growing interest in psychotrauma in children, the impact of a child's placement on resilience and post-traumatic stress disorder is not clear. This study analyses the influence of the child's intellectual abilities on resilience and psychological trauma in children placed in foster care. Participants were children placed in foster care (N=10) and children from the general population (N=30) aged 6 to 12 years old. Participants completed a thorough questionnaire on their history, took an intellectual quotient (IQ) test, and answered questionnaires about their resilience and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Our results suggest that children placed in foster care differ from children from the general population with respect to their resilience and post-traumatic stress symptoms. According to our results, intellectual abilities (and in particular processing speed and fluid reasoning) are a relevant factor in the study of PTSD in children placed in foster care. Moreover, our study suggests that different factors, such as the number of placements and contact with the family, influence the severity of post-traumatic symptoms in children in foster care.
CEPPL - Centre d'Expertise en Psychotraumatismes et Psychologie Légale
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/253308

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