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Working towards inclusive and equitable trauma treatment guidelines: a child-centered reflection

Alisic, Eva; Roth, Jessica; Cobham, Vanessa; Conroy, Rowena; De Young, Alexandra; Hafstad, Gertrud; Hecker, Tobias; ... Trickey, David; + view all (2020) Working towards inclusive and equitable trauma treatment guidelines: a child-centered reflection. European Journal of Psychotraumatology , 11 (1) , Article 1833657. 10.1080/20008198.2020.1833657. Green open access

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Abstract

Clinical practice guidelines, such as those focusing on traumatic stress treatment, can play an important role in promoting inclusion and equity. Based on a review of 14 international trauma treatment guidance documents that explicitly mentioned children, we reflect on two areas in which these guidelines can become more inclusive and equitable; a) representation of children’s cultural background and b) children’s opportunity to have their voice heard. While a few guidelines mentioned that treatment should be tailored to children’s cultural needs, there was little guidance on how this could be done. Moreover, there still appears to be a strong white Western lens across all stages of producing and evaluating the international evidence base. The available documentation also suggested that no young people under the age of 18 had been consulted in the guideline development processes. To contribute to inclusion and equity, we suggest five elements for future national guideline development endeavours. Promoting research and guideline development with, by, and for currently under-represented communities should be a high priority for our field. Our national, regional and global professional associations are in an excellent position to (continue to) stimulate conversation and action in this domain.

Type: Article
Title: Working towards inclusive and equitable trauma treatment guidelines: a child-centered reflection
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2020.1833657
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1833657
Language: English
Additional information: © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Social Sciences, Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Psychology, Clinical, Psychiatry, Psychology, Evidence-based intervention, PTSD, inequality, youth, clinical practice guidelines, global mental health, children and adolescents
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10150921
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