Dealing with trauma in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders : trauma informed care, treatment, and forensic implications

Faccini, L and Allely, CS ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7640-9505 2020, 'Dealing with trauma in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders : trauma informed care, treatment, and forensic implications' , Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma . (In Press)

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Abstract

Trauma is prevalent in the lives of adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As a result, a routine screening for trauma is essential especially when autism-related symptoms are heightened or when violence is exhibited. Case studies and empirical analyses of individuals with ASD and trauma have indicated that traditional Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as PTSD characterized by hyperarousal, and mood disorders have been diagnosed. After trauma is identified and the changes in functioning assessed, a safety plan, effective secure care management, behavioral support planning, trauma informed care, and treatment are important areas to address. Guidelines which are sensitive to the needs and proper treatment for all of these forensic areas will be discussed. Recommendations for future trauma research are also presented.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1092-6771
Depositing User: CS Allely
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2020 09:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58773

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