The research refers to a pilot project set up at the SPTM of Vicenza aimed at monitoring the outcome of abused minors. The work is based on the theoretical model of Complex Trauma. The adolescents from the examined sample have suffered continuous maltreatment conditions and traumatic experiences; they did benefit from a protection and support program for at least one year. Participants have been assigned to two groups according to the criteria for the diagnosis of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Each group has been analyzed on variables related to risk factors, to protective factors, to institutional response factors (care system and judicial system). Data analysis shows participants’ personal resources to be the most incisive protective factors; continuous, long duration and family-involvement interventions have been proven the most effective ones.
Keywords: Complex trauma, protective factors, risk factors, taking charge factors.
Antonio Maria Corato, Stefano De Carli, Chiara Fabris, Giulia Ongaro, Complex Trauma and outcomes in adolescence: A pilot study in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 2/2018, pp. 87-104, DOI:10.3280/MAL2018-002006