Use of the Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children
This study examines posttraumatic growth (PTG) in children affected by Hurricane Katrina using the revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C-R). Results indicate the PTGI-C-R can provide valuable insights into children’s responses to trauma.
Posttraumatic growth (PTG; positive change resulting from the struggle with trauma) was examined among children impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children (PTGI-C-R) assessed PTG at two time points, 12 (T1) and 22 months (T2) posthurricane. The PTGI-C-R demonstrated good reliability.
Analyses focused on trauma-related variables in predicting PTG. Child-reported subjective responses to the hurricane and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) correlated with PTG at T1; however, in the regression, only PTSS significantly explained variance in PTG. At follow-up, T1 PTG was the only significant predictor of PTG. Findings suggest that the PTGI-C-R may assist efforts to understand children’s responses posttrauma.
Read the Article “Use of the Revised Posttraumatic Growth Inventory for Children”https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jts.20410
Explore More Resources
Continue reading more about Posttraumatic Growth in our resource library.PTG Resource Center
Give strength & hope to those who serve
Your support powers life-changing programs offered at no charge to veterans, military, first responders, and their families. With your help, our Warriors won't just survive — they'll thrive.