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The relationship between childhood traumatic events, social support, and mental health problems in prisoners

The relationship between childhood traumatic events, social support, and mental health problems in prisoners
The relationship between childhood traumatic events, social support, and mental health problems in prisoners
This study examined the prevalence of childhood traumatic events, social support levels as well as mental health problems, to test for differences between traumatized and non-traumatized individuals, and to investigate the aforementioned parameters in a sample of 49 prisoners in Switzerland. This cross-sectional study used standardized self-report measurements. In line with expectations, prisoners reported a high rate of traumatic events. Furthermore, results indicated that those traumatized differed from those non-traumatized regarding the level of social support, interpersonal sensitivity, and depression. However, no relationship between childhood traumatic events and social support as well as mental health problems was found. This points to specific therapeutic needs of those traumatized, and to the necessity of a trauma-informed correctional care. Moreover, these study results are a further step into more integrated models of criminal behavior.
1478-9949
72-85
Krammer, Sandy
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Eisenbarth, Hedwig
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Hügli, David
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Hügli, David
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Liebrenz, Michael
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Krammer, Sandy, Eisenbarth, Hedwig, Hügli, David, Liebrenz, Michael and Kuwait, Philipp (2018) The relationship between childhood traumatic events, social support, and mental health problems in prisoners. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 29 (1), 72-85. (doi:10.1080/14789949.2017.1337802).

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Abstract

This study examined the prevalence of childhood traumatic events, social support levels as well as mental health problems, to test for differences between traumatized and non-traumatized individuals, and to investigate the aforementioned parameters in a sample of 49 prisoners in Switzerland. This cross-sectional study used standardized self-report measurements. In line with expectations, prisoners reported a high rate of traumatic events. Furthermore, results indicated that those traumatized differed from those non-traumatized regarding the level of social support, interpersonal sensitivity, and depression. However, no relationship between childhood traumatic events and social support as well as mental health problems was found. This points to specific therapeutic needs of those traumatized, and to the necessity of a trauma-informed correctional care. Moreover, these study results are a further step into more integrated models of criminal behavior.

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 May 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 June 2017
Published date: 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 412381
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412381
ISSN: 1478-9949
PURE UUID: 2861822d-ebf2-4a70-ae78-083d971c2ecd
ORCID for Hedwig Eisenbarth: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0521-2630

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Last modified: 05 Jan 2018 17:31

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Author: Sandy Krammer
Author: David Hügli
Author: Michael Liebrenz
Author: Philipp Kuwait

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