International publications are on Google Scholar

A few highlights (looking for measures? see below):

Children bereaved by fatal intimate partner violence: A population-based study into demographics, family characteristics and homicide exposure PLOS ONE

Injury talk: spontaneous parent–child conversations in the aftermath of a potentially traumatic event Evidence-Based Mental Health

Trauma-informed care for children in the ambulance: International survey among pre-hospital providers European Journal of Psychotraumatology

A vulnerability paradox in the cross-national prevalence of PTSD. British Journal of Psychiatry

Child-centred disaster risk reduction: Can disaster resilience programs reduce risk and increase the resilience of children and households? Australian Journal of Emergency Management

Psychosocial care for injured children: worldwide survey among hospital Emergency Department staff. Journal of Pediatrics

Children’s mental health and wellbeing after parental intimate partner homicide: a systematic review. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review

Ear for recovery: protocol for a prospective study on parent–child communication and psychological recovery after paediatric injury. BMJ Open

Rates of post-traumatic stress disorder in trauma-exposed children and adolescents: Meta-analysis. The British Journal of Psychiatry

Is traumatic stress research global? A bibliometric analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 

Psychosocial Care for Seriously Injured Children and their Families: A Qualitative Study among Emergency Department Nurses and Physicians. Injury

Teachers’ perspectives on providing support to children after trauma: A qualitative study. School Psychology Quarterly PDF

Supporting children after single-incident trauma: Parents’ views. Clinical Pediatrics PDF

Children’s perspectives on dealing with traumatic events. Journal of Loss and Trauma PDF

Building child trauma theory from longitudinal studies: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review PDF incl. supplemental tables

Looking beyond Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in children: Posttraumatic stress reactions, posttraumatic growth, and quality of life in a general population sample. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry PDF


Looking for instruments to measure posttraumatic stress, posttraumatic growth or the experience of participating in research in children? Our team has developed and translated several measures. The first one has recently been published by Boom, the other two are available via this page.

a) Posttraumatic stress in children

The Children’s Responses to Trauma Inventory (Schokverwerkingslijst voor Kinderen; SVLK)

The CRTI is a 34-item questionnaire on posttraumatic stress reactions in children, including both the symptom criteria of the DSM-IV and several child specific reactions, such as regressive behavior and separation anxiety. The lay-out and wording are child friendly. In Dutch and French there is a version for children and a version for parents, while in English we currently have the child version available. Read also the article about the development and psychometric quality of the instrument.

b) Posttraumatic growth in children

The Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C; Posttraumatische Groei Vragenlijst voor Kinderen; in Dutch)

The PTGI-C has been developed by Ryan Kilmer and colleagues in the USA. Its purpose is to measure positive change as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life crises. I have translated the measure in 2006. An article about the development and psychometric quality of the English version can be found here.

c) Research participation experience in children

The Reactions to Research Participation Questionnaires (RRPQ-C and RRPQ-P; Vragenlijsten Onderzoeksdeelname; VOD-K and VOD-O)

The RRPQ has been developed by Nancy Kassam-Adams and Elana Newman in the USA to study the effects of participating in clinical research. The 12 items cover four domains: the child’s or parent’s positive appraisals of research participation, negative appraisals of research participation, assessment of informed consent and trust in the research team, and understanding or the rights of a research participants. I have translated the measure in 2011. An article on the development and psychometric validity of the English version can be found here.

3 thoughts on “Publications

  1. Hi Eva
    I am Ramya, from India. I found your page while I was looking for research articles and blogs related to childhood trauma. I am pursuing my PhD (well, just started) childhood bereavement and resilience is a topic that is of great interest to me. Could you please share any information you think would help me understand the phenomenon of bereavement and the process of resilience in context of a child’s transitioning into adulthood?

    • Hi Ramya, wonderful that you’re embarking on a PhD on these important topics. In terms of your question, I would explore widely, across authors from various regions and cultures, and also look beyond those focusing on individual factors to those that write about systemic/societal ones. Google Scholar is usually a really helpful starting point. All the best!

      • Hi Eva,
        Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and your valuable input. I do wish to focus on the systemic and societal perspective of resilience and more specifically the protective factors. Google scholar is certainly helpful , I was hoping if you have any books that you could recommend around this topic, it might really help build clarity.

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