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The assessment, impact and management of psychological reactions to trauma among Bangladeshi children

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posted on 2022-03-29, 03:47 authored by Farah Deeba
According to theory and empirical research, traumatic experiences early in life can lead to greater impact on an individual than traumas occurring in adulthood. Traumatic events among young people are common with one in every four children living in a developing country being likely to experience a traumatic event by the time they are 18 years old. However, due to a variety of social, economic and environmental disadvantages, children from developing countries are at even greater risk of trauma exposure. The research in this thesis comprised samples of children and adolescents from Bangladesh, a developing world country that differs from the developed world not only on socio-economic grounds but also in cultural factors including language, traditions and religions.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Psychometric properties of children's revised impact of event scale (cries) with Bangladeshi children and adolescents -- Chapter 3. Psychometric properties of two measures of childhood internalising problems in a Bangladeshi sample -- Chapter 4. Prevalence of traumatic events and risk for psychological symptoms among community and at-risk children and adolescents from Bangladesh -- Chapter 5. Evaluating an innovative intervention for traumatized children in a low resourced country -- Chapter 6. Summary and conclusion.


Theoretical thesis. Includes bibliographical references

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology

Department, Centre or School

Department of Psychology

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Ronald M. Rapee


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