A Systematic Literature Review of the Contribution Accumulation Makes to Psychological and Physical Trauma Sustained Through Childhood Maltreatment

Bryce, India ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3616-8003 and Collier, Simone (2022) A Systematic Literature Review of the Contribution Accumulation Makes to Psychological and Physical Trauma Sustained Through Childhood Maltreatment. Trauma Care, 2 (2). pp. 307-329.

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Abstract

The pervasive effects of cumulative harm resulting from adverse childhood experiences influence all aspects of an individual's life course. Research highlights a relationship between accumulation and trauma symptomology across all domains of harm and risk. A systematic literature review was conducted to explore and synthesize the current evidence base for the contribution accumulation makes to psychological and physical injury of childhood trauma. A search was con-ducted relevant to two areas of interest a) 'cumulative harm' or 'cumulative trauma' and b) 'consequences and outcomes'. Database searches and further manual searches yielded a total of 1199 articles, and 12 studies satisfied all inclusion criteria. Only studies that were peer-reviewed and published between January 2011 and January 2022 were included. The evidence from the review indicated multiplicity and polyvictimization, parental history and intergenerational transmission of trauma, systemic cumulative harm, and developmental lifespan outcomes were associated with the likelihood and impact of the accumulation of physical and psychological in-jury. The findings of this review contribute valuable knowledge to allow for a better under-standing of the physical and psychological impact of accumulated and chronic childhood trauma. This knowledge will improve intervention, prevention and, management strategies for helping professionals working with traumatized or vulnerable children and adults.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 01:35
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2022 03:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: accumulation; cumulative trauma; cumulative harm; traumatic injury; psychological injury
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230114 Violence and abuse services
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/traumacare2020026
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/50247

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