Resilience is a dynamic process involving the presence and interaction of personal and environmental factors that modify the impact of adversity. Resilience-building interventions are therefore important for improving trauma-related outcomes in children and caregivers exposed to adversity. This study examines the impact of the Tutor of Resilience (TOR) program on beneficiaries' trauma-related symptoms and on mother-child interactions in a group of children exposed to maltreatment (N = 186; mean age = 11.95; SD = 2.50). Assessments were completed at baseline and post-intervention. RM-ANOVAs indicated significant improvements for most trauma symptoms (anxiety, anger, post-traumatic stress, and disassociation, but not depression) in the intervention group relative to a control group (N = 88; mean age = 10.76; SD = 2.57), and indicated further improvements to anxiety and dissociation for the intervention group when mothers were involved. Mother-child interactions also improved over time, as did their overall trauma symptoms and distress. Findings support the effectiveness of the ToR, especially when involving mothers.

Giordano, F., Salimbeni, C. T., Jefferies, P., The Tutor of Resilience Program with Children Who Have Experienced Maltreatment: Mothers' Involvement Matters, <<CHILD PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT>>, 2022; (N/A): 1-14. [doi:10.1007/s10578-022-01393-w] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/222711]

The Tutor of Resilience Program with Children Who Have Experienced Maltreatment: Mothers' Involvement Matters

Giordano, Francesca
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2022

Abstract

Resilience is a dynamic process involving the presence and interaction of personal and environmental factors that modify the impact of adversity. Resilience-building interventions are therefore important for improving trauma-related outcomes in children and caregivers exposed to adversity. This study examines the impact of the Tutor of Resilience (TOR) program on beneficiaries' trauma-related symptoms and on mother-child interactions in a group of children exposed to maltreatment (N = 186; mean age = 11.95; SD = 2.50). Assessments were completed at baseline and post-intervention. RM-ANOVAs indicated significant improvements for most trauma symptoms (anxiety, anger, post-traumatic stress, and disassociation, but not depression) in the intervention group relative to a control group (N = 88; mean age = 10.76; SD = 2.57), and indicated further improvements to anxiety and dissociation for the intervention group when mothers were involved. Mother-child interactions also improved over time, as did their overall trauma symptoms and distress. Findings support the effectiveness of the ToR, especially when involving mothers.
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Giordano, F., Salimbeni, C. T., Jefferies, P., The Tutor of Resilience Program with Children Who Have Experienced Maltreatment: Mothers' Involvement Matters, <<CHILD PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT>>, 2022; (N/A): 1-14. [doi:10.1007/s10578-022-01393-w] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/222711]
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