Children violence is considered one of the most serious human rights problem in Lithuania, because of the lack of resources for the prevention of the phenomenon and the treatment of its effects. This study, related to an international Child Protection program run by BICE and OAK Foundation, is aimed at investigating the relationship between posttraumatic symptoms and resilience, and detecting which resources have an impact on the resilience processes in a group of 87 Lithuanian pre-adolescents and adolescents victims of violence (mean age = 13.03; range = 10-17 years). Study measures consist in the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC; Briere, 1996), measuring post-traumatic stress symptoms, and the Child and Youth Resilience Measure-28 items (CYRM-28; Ungar, 2013a), detecting the resilience dimensions. Results showed that each resilience dimension is associated with low levels of post-traumatic symptoms.
Keywords: Resilience, post-traumatic symptoms, violence, adolescence.