Date of Award

Summer 8-9-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Mariann Weierich

Second Advisor

Jennifer Ford

Academic Program Adviser

Sandeep Prasada


This study investigated the relationship between social support and trauma related symptoms in trauma exposed participants. Using the SCID and CAPS, weak family support factors were found to be associated with a greater number and severity of trauma related symptoms; suggesting that family support is important for trauma exposed people.



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