The Trauma, Context and Outcome (TCO) study will identify the role that race/ethnicity, interacting with family and neighborhood contextual factors, had on the mental health outcomes of youth exposed to 9/11 and will contribute to the NIOSH World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. This study will clarify the role that children�s context played in determining if they had a resilient, versus an adverse response to 9/11. This understanding is key to the development of improved and targeted prevention and treatment strategies, as well as public policies, for all children exposed to mass trauma, but especially minority populations.
Guffanti G, Geronazzo-Alman L, Fan B, Duarte CS, Musa GJ, Hoven CW. (2016). Homogeneity of Severe Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Profiles in Children and Adolescents Across Gender, Age, and Traumatic Experiences Related to 9/11. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29(5), 430-439.
Geronazzo-Alman, L., Guffanti, G., Eisenberg, R., Fan, B., Musa, G. J., Wicks, J., Bresnahan, M., Duarte C. S., Hoven, C. (2017). Comorbidity classes and associated impairment, demographics and 9/11-exposures in 8,236 children and adolescents. J Psychiatr Res 96: 171-177.