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Master of Science in Psychology
Deborah Wise, PhD
Children and adolescents in the child welfare system tend to face a series of stressful events leading up to their residential placements, and many display severe psychopathology and have multiple abuse histories. Transactional theory (SpaccareUi, 1994) is a framework that has relevance for conceptualizing and researching stress and cognitive attributions of children placed in residential care systems. Applying transactional theory to children in residential care would provide much-needed descriptive data, inform future research and help guide treatment planning.
Kolessar, Michael L. (2007). Application Of Transactional Theory To Maltreated Children In Residential Treatment (Master's thesis, Pacific University). Retrieved from: