Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study: Childhood Trauma Affects School Performance

My questions: Has the ACE Study been addressed by and incorporated into Trauma theory? How can creative writing classrooms recognize and address the results of childhood trauma without exacerbating the situation for at-risk students? Can the medical epidemiology used in the ACE study be used to determine what “counts” as trauma? Does the quantification of…

Ella L. James et al. – “Computer Game Play Reduces Intrusive Memories of Experimental Trauma via Reconsolidation-Update Mechanisms”

James, Ella L., et al.  “Computer Game Play Reduces Intrusive Memories of Experimental Trauma via Reconsolidation-Update Mechanisms.”  Pychologicall Science (2015): 1-15.  Sage.  Web.  21 July 2015. Yes – Tetris can apparently help with symptoms of trauma by interrupting visual recall of traumatic events, thus helped avert recurring memories.  But this also may tie in with Ruth…

Rush Williams et al. – “Borderline Personality Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma: Analysis of Previous Traumatization and Current Psychiatric Presentation”

Williams, Rush, et al.  “Borderline Personality Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma: Analysis of Previous Traumatization and Current Psychiatric Presentation.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2015): 1-14.  Sage.  Web.  21 July 2015. From the Abstract: …veterans with comorbid MST[military sexual trauma]-related PTSD and BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder] had significantly greater PTSD criterion B (avoidance) symptoms, depressive symptomatology, and…

Gil and Weinberg – “Secondary trauma among social workers treating trauma clients: The role of coping strategies and internal resources”

Gil, Sharon and Michael Weinberg.  “Secondary trauma among social workers treating trauma clients: The role of coping strategies and internal resources.”  International Social Work 58.4 (2015): 551-61.  Sage.  Web.  21 July 2015. From the Abstract: A hierarchical regression analysis revealed that emotion-focused and avoidance coping strategies, previous history of exposure to a traumatic event, and…

Jardin et al. – “Secure Attachment Moderates the Relation of Sexual Trauma With Trauma Symptoms Among Adolescents From an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility”

Jardin, Charles, et al.  “Secure Attachment Moderates the Relation of Sexual Trauma With Trauma Symptoms Among Adolescents From an Inpatient Psychiatric Facility.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2015): 1-21.  Sage.  Web.  21 July 2015. This study indicates to me that the degree of attachment is a major psychological factor for children – thus, to deprive a…