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A Comparative Analysis of the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales Among Traumatized Urban Youth

Bellantuono, Alessandro

This study compared the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales, Second Edition (FACES II) scores of traumatized youth diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the scores of trauma-exposed youth without PTSD and a non-traumatized comparison group. Child diagnostic interviews determined that all participants were free of additional major comorbid disorders. The FACES II scores of children and adolescents with PTSD were not significantly different from the FACES II scores of trauma-exposed youth without PTSD and the non-traumatized comparison group. FACES II scores were also not significantly different between the trauma-exposed youth without PTSD and the non-traumatized comparison group. Accordingly, PTSD and trauma-exposure without PTSD were not associated with variations in the perception of family functioning as measured by the FACES II. Implications for research and practice are considered.

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More About This Work

Academic Units
School Psychology
Thesis Advisors
Saigh, Philip A.
Degree
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
November 5, 2018
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