Parenting Stress as a Mediator of Exposure to Potentially Traumatic Events and Behavioral Health Outcomes in Children and Youth
- *Corresponding Author:
- Joy S Kaufman
Division of Prevention and Community Research,
Department of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
389 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 19, 2016; Accepted date: June 25, 2016; Published date: June 28, 2016
Citation: Kaufman JS, Whitson ML, Crusto CA (2016) Parenting Stress as a Mediator of Exposure to Potentially Traumatic Events and Behavioral Health Outcomes in Children and Youth. J Trauma Treat 5:310. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000310
Copyright: © 2016 Kaufman JS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The environment in which children grow and develop is vital to the trajectory of their development . Risk and protective factors increase or decrease the likelihood of developmental disruptions and the onset of psychopathology [1,2]. Risk factors such as poverty, maternal depression maternal substance use, parenting stress and exposure to potentially traumatic events such as family and community violence have been shown to impact on development and place children at risk for the onset of psychopathology [3-10].