Childhood Trauma

Utilizing information presented in this course, as well as theoretical and practical elements from academic and Christian sources, you will compile an original research paper of 20002500 words of body text in current APA formatting. The research paper must include an APA title and reference page and at least 12 scholarly sources published within the last 7 years in addition to the textbook and a biblical integration. Be sure to include the title page, abstract, and outline you submitted prior in the course.

The body of the paper will be broken into 2 primary sections:
1. A summary of your understanding of the nature and causes of trauma in general (approximately 500750 words), and
2. The detailed nature, effects, and crisis response strategy for immediate intervention for the specific type of trauma chosen (research paper topic).

You must address factors necessary for successfully coping with the effects of trauma, and spiritual and professional approaches to treatment. You can cover researched-based treatment strategies that work long term, but the primary importance is first the immediate intervention upon arriving at the scene or being called within 2448 hours following the event (natural disaster, terrorist attack, car accident, bank robbery), or discovery of the event (child abuse, domestic violence, etc.) Combat trauma is a topic that can also be covered that would not necessarily fall within the 2448 hours.