The following are links to research pages and articles that Luna feels would be useful in furthering your knowledge of mental health and PTSD, working with children, and childrens rights


The following website has handouts you may wish to use in sessions to help with things like psychoeducation.

PTSD and Trauma

This section provides links to research articles and case studies of PTSD. Including diagnostic scales and specific works regarding PTSD and trauma in children. 

Van Etten, M. L., & Taylor, S. (1998). Comparative efficacy of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder: a meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 5(3), 126-144.

Yule, W. (1992) Post Traumatic stress disorder in child survivors of shipping disasters: The sinking of the “Jupiter”. J. Psychother. Psychosomatics, 57, 200-205.

Foa, E.B., Cashman, L., Jaycox, L., & Perry, K. (1997). The validation of a self-report measure of posttraumatic stress disorder: the Posttraumatic diagnostic scale. Psychological Assessment.



Dow, B. L., Kenardy, J. A., Le Brocque, R. M., & Long, D. A. (2012). The utility of the children’s revised impact of event scale in screening for concurrent PTSD following admission to intensive care. Journal of traumatic stress, 25(5), 602-605.

The Childrens Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES): Validity as a screening instrument for PTSD . Perrin, S., Meiser-Stedman, R., & Smith, P. (2005). Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33(4), 487 

Ehlers, A., Clark, D.M., Hackmann, A., McManus, F., & Fennell, M., Herbert, C. & Mayou, R. (2003). A randomised controlled trial of cognitive therapy, self-help booklet, and repeated assessments as early interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry. 

Trickey, D. et al. (2012). Meta-analysis of risk factors for PTSD in trauma exposed children. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 122-138

Interacting with the child. Play therapy and other methods

This sections provides links to research articles and case studies illustrating the importance of child engagement, specifically highlighting and endorsing the use of interactive methods such as play therapy among others.

How Stigma interferes with mental health care Corrigan, P. (2004). American psychologist, 59(7), 614.

Smith, P. K., & Pellegrini, A. (2008). Learning through play. Encyclopedia on early childhood development, 1-6.

Ray, D., Bratton, S., Rhine, T., & Jones, L. (2001). The effectiveness of play therapy: Responding to the critics. International Journal of play therapy,10(1), 85.

The Healing power of play: Working with Abused Children: Eliana Gil (Online Book)

Christophersen, E. R., & Vanscoyoc, S. M. (2013). Treatments that work with children: Empirically supported strategies for managing childhood problems . American Psychological Association.

Childrens Rights

This section provides useful links that elaborate on the important notion of the rights of the child.

The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child

Human Rights in Islam

Azra Awan, Human Rights in Islam – Why Islam Brochure 877

Knitzer, J., & Olson, L. (1982). Unclaimed Children: The Failure of Public Responsibility to Children and Adolescents in Need of Mental Health Services.

Raby, C., and Edwards, D., “Unrecognized hospital trauma as a source of complex psychiatric symptoms: A systematic case study with implications for children’s rights and evidence-based practice” , submitted for publication, Psychotherapy Research

Dalrymple, J., & Hough, J. (1995). Having a Voice: An Exploration of Children’s Rights and Advocacy. Venture Press,United Kingdom.

Mental Health Care – Other therapies

This section provides an introduction into further readings for other therapies dealing with PTSD and trauma.

Grey, N. & Young, K. (2008). Cognitive behaviour therapy with refugees and asylum seekers experiencing traumatic stress symptoms. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy


Grey, N., Young, K., & Holmes, E. (2002). Cognitive restructuring
within reliving: a treatment for peritraumatic emotional “hotspots” 

Adshead, G. (2000). Psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 177(2), 144-148.

Gillies, D., Taylor, F., Gray, C., O’Brien, L., & D’Abrew, N. (2013). Psychological therapies for the treatment of post‐traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents (Review). Evidence‐Based Child Health: A Cochrane Review Journal, 8(3), 1004-1116.

Diehle, J., Opmeer, B. C., Boer, F., Mannarino, A. P., & Lindauer, R. J. (2015). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: what works in children with posttraumatic stress symptoms? A randomized controlled trial. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 24(2), 227-236.

Stein, K., & Nalugya, J. Does This Child Have Nodding Syndrome? A Complex Case Of Head Nodding In Uganda. AFRICAN JOURNAL, 18.