Talking about trauma with children: perspectives from care-experienced young people, foster carers, professionals and researchers

  • Taylor, E. (Chair)
  • Raahat Manrai (Speaker)
  • Caitlin Haile (Contributor)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Symposium: The UK produces disproportionately less research investigating through direct enquiry the experiences and outcomes of trauma in children and young people compared to other countries. This is despite mature and comprehensive research, health and social care infrastructures and child protection policies. This is most acute in the care-experienced population where their elevated need for psychosocial intervention is met by a lack of evidence-based treatments. In this symposium we explore this deficit from a number of angles. We start with an overview of research, policy and legislation to provide a context for three specific studies: a systematic review of the effects on children of being asked about trauma; a study conducted with care-experienced young people about participation in trauma research; and a study with foster carers investigating their experiences of hearing about children’s trauma experiences. The presentations are followed by a discussion with the audience, inviting views from researchers and practitioners.
Period15 Jun 2023
Event title17th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational