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When the World Is Turned Upside-Down

Sad boy

One in ten children will continue to suffer from serious distress after a traumatic experience. Image: iStockphoto

By Eva Alisic

When children are exposed to a traumatic event, most of them experience distress but eventually recover. Which factors predict persistent problems?

Eva Alisic did her PhD research in The Netherlands and is currently a Larkins Fellow at Monash University.

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