Addressing Adversity in Rural Communities: The Effects of Maternal Trauma on Childhood Outcomes | 2021 Indiana University Rural Conference
Learn more about the prevalence and impact of adverse experiences among low socio-economic status mothers on the outcomes of their children based on survey data. During the session, we will examine the analyses of this recent survey, including impact of specific types of maternal adversity and trauma on the outcomes of children, namely their level of mother-child attachment and behavior (emotional reactivity, anxious/depressed and/or withdrawn behavior and attentional problems). We will discuss relationship-based community
supports and the use of trauma-informed care that can foster growth and resilience that can potentially assist in mitigating the effects of maternal trauma.
Presenters: John M. Keesler, Ph.D., LMSW, IU School of Social Work; Jen Thomas-Giyer, M.S.W.