Kenneth J Ruggiero

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Internet-based intervention for mental health and substance use problems in disaster-affected populations: a pilot feasibility study
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Behav Ther 37:190-205. 2006
  2. pmc Has adolescent suicidality decreased in the United States? Data from two national samples of adolescents interviewed in 1995 and 2005
    Kate B Wolitzky-Taylor
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, MSC861, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:64-76. 2010
  3. pmc The role of traumatic event history in non-medical use of prescription drugs among a nationally representative sample of US adolescents
    Jenna L McCauley
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425 USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:84-93. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint The serotonin transporter genotype and social support and moderation of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in hurricane-exposed adults
    Dean G Kilpatrick
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, P O Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1693-9. 2007
  5. pmc Prevalence and correlates of service utilization and help seeking in a national college sample of female rape victims
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 24:900-2. 2010
  6. pmc Prevalence and correlates of dating violence in a national sample of adolescents
    Kate B Wolitzky-Taylor
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, P O Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:755-62. 2008
  7. pmc Mental health outcomes among adults in Galveston and Chambers counties after Hurricane Ike
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 6:26-32. 2012
  8. pmc Variant in RGS2 moderates posttraumatic stress symptoms following potentially traumatic event exposure
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 23:369-73. 2009
  9. pmc Variation in RGS2 is associated with suicidal ideation in an epidemiological study of adults exposed to the 2004 Florida hurricanes
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 13:349-57. 2009
  10. pmc Interpersonal victimization, posttraumatic stress disorder, and change in adolescent substance use prevalence over a ten-year period
    Michael R McCart
    Family Services Research Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 40:136-43. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Internet-based intervention for mental health and substance use problems in disaster-affected populations: a pilot feasibility study
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Behav Ther 37:190-205. 2006
    ..The intervention consisted of 7 modules: posttraumatic stress/panic, depression, generalized anxiety, alcohol use, marijuana use, drug use, and cigarette use. Feasibility data were promising and suggest the need for further evaluation...
  2. pmc Has adolescent suicidality decreased in the United States? Data from two national samples of adolescents interviewed in 1995 and 2005
    Kate B Wolitzky-Taylor
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, MSC861, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:64-76. 2010
    ....
  3. pmc The role of traumatic event history in non-medical use of prescription drugs among a nationally representative sample of US adolescents
    Jenna L McCauley
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425 USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:84-93. 2010
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The serotonin transporter genotype and social support and moderation of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in hurricane-exposed adults
    Dean G Kilpatrick
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, P O Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:1693-9. 2007
    ....
  5. pmc Prevalence and correlates of service utilization and help seeking in a national college sample of female rape victims
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 24:900-2. 2010
    ..Health promotion campaigns are needed to target substance abusing and depressed rape victims, who were less likely to seek help...
  6. pmc Prevalence and correlates of dating violence in a national sample of adolescents
    Kate B Wolitzky-Taylor
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, P O Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:755-62. 2008
    ..This study sought to examine the lifetime prevalence of serious forms of dating violence in 12- to 17- year-olds, risk and protective factors associated with dating violence, and the relation between dating violence and mental health...
  7. pmc Mental health outcomes among adults in Galveston and Chambers counties after Hurricane Ike
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Disaster Med Public Health Prep 6:26-32. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Variant in RGS2 moderates posttraumatic stress symptoms following potentially traumatic event exposure
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 23:369-73. 2009
    ..RGS2 rs4606 modifies risk of postdisaster and lifetime PTSD symptoms under conditions of high stressor exposure. This is the first demonstration of gene-environment interaction for this locus...
  9. pmc Variation in RGS2 is associated with suicidal ideation in an epidemiological study of adults exposed to the 2004 Florida hurricanes
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Arch Suicide Res 13:349-57. 2009
    ..59 times increased risk of having current ideation. No gene-by-environment interactions were found, perhaps due to low power. RGS2 rs4606 is related to risk of current suicidal ideation in stressor-exposed adults...
  10. pmc Interpersonal victimization, posttraumatic stress disorder, and change in adolescent substance use prevalence over a ten-year period
    Michael R McCart
    Family Services Research Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 40:136-43. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Social and psychological resources associated with health status in a representative sample of adults affected by the 2004 Florida hurricanes
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Psychiatry 72:195-210. 2009
    ..Future work should evaluate secondary prevention strategies that can address general health-related concerns in the wake of a disaster...
  12. pmc Prevalence and correlates of drug/alcohol-facilitated and incapacitated sexual assault in a nationally representative sample of adolescent girls
    Jenna L McCauley
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38:295-300. 2009
    ....
  13. doi request reprint A longitudinal investigation of interpersonal violence in relation to mental health and substance use
    Kristina A Hedtke
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical Universityof South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 76:633-47. 2008
    ..Greater understanding of the cumulative impact of violence exposure will inform service provision for individuals at high risk...
  14. pmc Longitudinal pathways of victimization, substance use, and delinquency: findings from the National Survey of Adolescents
    Angela M Begle
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 29425, United States
    Addict Behav 36:682-9. 2011
    ..Specifically, hypotheses concerning victimization and high risk behavior were fully supported with boys, but different patterns emerged in the data for girls...
  15. ncbi request reprint Assault, psychiatric diagnoses, and sociodemographic variables in relation to help-seeking behavior in a national sample of women
    Sarah F Lewis
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:97-105. 2005
    ..Implications for helping professionals and public education programs are discussed...
  16. pmc Psychological sequelae resulting from the 2004 Florida hurricanes: implications for postdisaster intervention
    Ron Acierno
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:S103-8. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of and major risk factors associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive episode 6 to 9 months after the 2004 Florida hurricanes...
  17. doi request reprint Comparing the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder with the distress and fear disorders
    Daniel F Gros
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:967-72. 2012
    ..New transdiagnostic models, assessment practices, and treatment approaches may provide better understanding of symptom overlap and diagnostic comorbidity in PTSD and related disorders...
  18. pmc NPY moderates the relation between hurricane exposure and generalized anxiety disorder in an epidemiologic sample of hurricane-exposed adults
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:270-5. 2010
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  19. pmc Service utilization and help seeking in a national sample of female rape victims
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, National Crime Victims Center, 165 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1450-7. 2008
    ..This study examined various forms of help seeking for emotional problems in relation to key variables in a national sample of female rape victims...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mental health correlates of the victim-perpetrator relationship among interpersonally victimized adolescents
    Steven R Lawyer
    Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    J Interpers Violence 21:1333-53. 2006
    ..Adolescents who were physically assaulted by a family member were at increased risk for PTSD. Explanations for the findings and the need for consistent assessment methods across related studies are discussed...
  21. pmc HIV-related sexual risk behavior among African American adolescent girls
    Carla Kmett Danielson
    1 Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 23:413-9. 2014
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  22. doi request reprint Disaster impact across cultural groups: comparison of Whites, African Americans, and Latinos
    Tatiana M Davidson
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street IOP 2 South, MSC 861, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 52:97-105. 2013
    ..Implications of the current findings are discussed with regard to future disaster preparedness and response efforts and the implementation and evaluation of community-based disaster resources. ..
  23. pmc Randomized controlled trial of an internet-based intervention using random-digit-dial recruitment: the Disaster Recovery Web project
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President St, MSC861, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:237-46. 2012
    ..Challenges related to the development and large-scale evaluation of IBIs targeting post-disaster mental health problems, as well as implications for future research and practice are discussed...
  24. doi request reprint Self-rated health in relation to rape and mental health disorders in a national sample of women
    Ananda B Amstadter
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 81:202-10. 2011
    ..Therefore, trauma-focused interventions for rape victims should include collaboration on treatment or prevention modules that specifically address both mental and physical health...
  25. doi request reprint Innovative service delivery for secondary prevention of PTSD in at-risk OIF-OEF service men and women
    Daniel F Gros
    Mental Health Service 116, Ralph H Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:122-8. 2011
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  26. ncbi request reprint Is disclosure of childhood rape associated with mental health outcome? Results from the National Women's Study
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Child Maltreat 9:62-77. 2004
    ..Delayed disclosure remained associated with PTSD after controlling for demographic and rape characteristics. Patterns of disclosure were not associated with past-year substance-use problems...
  27. pmc Combat experiences, pre-deployment training, and outcome of exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans
    Matthew Price
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC, USA
    Clin Psychol Psychother 20:277-85. 2013
    ..Together, these findings suggest that increased combat exposure is associated with poor treatment response in veterans with PTSD; however, this can be reduced by elevated pre-deployment preparedness...
  28. doi request reprint An integrated approach to delivering exposure-based treatment for symptoms of PTSD and depression in OIF/OEF veterans: preliminary findings
    Martha Strachan
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Behav Ther 43:560-9. 2012
    ..Participants in both conditions experienced reductions in depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms between pre- and posttreatment, suggesting that HBT application of an integrated PTSD treatment may be feasible and effective...
  29. pmc Rural adults' use of health-related information online: data from a 2006 National Online Health Survey
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charleston, SC, USA
    Telemed J E Health 17:329-34. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine access and use of health-related information online in rural versus nonrural Internet users, using national data from the 2006 Pew Internet and American Life Project...
  30. ncbi request reprint Risk and protective factors for psychopathology among older versus younger adults after the 2004 Florida hurricanes
    Ron Acierno
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:1051-9. 2006
    ..Previous research demonstrates increased resiliency to psychopathology after disasters among older adults. However, little is known about differences in age-based risk and protective factors for postdisaster mental illness...
  31. doi request reprint Non-medical use of prescription drugs in a national sample of college women
    Jenna L McCauley
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, United States
    Addict Behav 36:690-5. 2011
    ..Implications for primary and secondary prevention and subsequent research are addressed...
  32. pmc Mental health and rape history in relation to non-medical use of prescription drugs in a national sample of women
    Jenna L McCauley
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, P O Box 250852, 165 Cannon St, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, United States
    Addict Behav 34:641-8. 2009
    ..Trauma-focused interventions for drug or alcohol facilitated rape victims should include treatment or prevention modules that specifically address NMUPD...
  33. ncbi request reprint Forcible, drug-facilitated, and incapacitated rape in relation to substance use problems: results from a national sample of college women
    Jenna McCauley
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, PO Box 250852, 165 Cannon Street, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, United States
    Addict Behav 34:458-62. 2009
    ..Findings have implications for secondary prevention and call for continued differentiation in assessment of rape type...
  34. ncbi request reprint Do urban adolescents become desensitized to community violence? Data from a national survey
    Michael R McCart
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 77:434-42. 2007
    ..Results provided minimal support for the desensitization hypothesis and revealed increasing levels of PTSD symptoms and delinquent behaviors among boys and girls exposed to higher levels of all three violence types...
  35. pmc Development and preliminary evaluation of a behavioural HIV-prevention programme for teenage girls of Latino descent in the USA
    Tatiana M Davidson
    a Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
    Cult Health Sex 16:533-46. 2014
    ..Future directions for the evaluation of CHILE are discussed. ..
  36. pmc Access, use and completion of a brief disaster mental health intervention among Hispanics, African-Americans and Whites affected by Hurricane Ike
    Matthew Price
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 29425, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 19:70-4. 2013
    ..Thus the findings suggest that web-based mental health interventions can be used to reach African-American, Hispanic and White adults at similar rates after a disaster...
  37. doi request reprint Toward the development of national telehealth services: the role of Veterans Health Administration and future directions for research
    Peter W Tuerk
    Ralph H Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29401, USA
    Telemed J E Health 16:115-7. 2010
    ..To this end, we identify six specific areas of research we believe to be particularly relevant to the efficient development of telehealth modalities in civilian and military contexts outside VHA...
  38. ncbi request reprint Variables differentiating singly and multiply victimized youth: results from the National Survey of Adolescents and implications for secondary prevention
    Tomika N Stevens
    Medical University of South Carolina, 165 Cannon St, Charleston 29425, USA
    Child Maltreat 10:211-23. 2005
    ..Findings imply that secondary prevention programs may be strengthened by broadening risk-reduction strategies to address a greater range of victimization experiences. Additional implications for secondary prevention are discussed...
  39. doi request reprint A pilot study of prolonged exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder delivered via telehealth technology
    Peter W Tuerk
    Ralph H Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:116-23. 2010
    ..Preliminary results support the feasibility and safety of the modality. Suggestions for the implementation of PE via telehealth technology are discussed...
  40. pmc Internet-based interventions for traumatic stress-related mental health problems: a review and suggestion for future research
    Ananda B Amstadter
    Medical University of South Carolina National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, P O Box 250852, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 29:410-20. 2009
    ..Therefore, it is possible that these shared features may in part account for symptom reduction. Little is known regarding mechanisms of change. Future directions for novel web-based approaches to treatment are provided...
  41. pmc Adolescent distress in traumatic stress research: data from the National Survey of Adolescents-Replication
    Kristyn Zajac
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 24:226-9. 2011
    ..Significantly more girls (7.5%) reported distress than boys (3.9%). Findings suggest that survey questions about trauma pose minimal risk to adolescents...
  42. doi request reprint Incapacitated, forcible, and drug/alcohol-facilitated rape in relation to binge drinking, marijuana use, and illicit drug use: a national survey
    Jenna L McCauley
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:132-40. 2010
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Managing suicidality in home-based telehealth
    Daniel F Gros
    Mental Health Service, Ralph H Johnson VAMC, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 17:332-5. 2011
    ..This demonstrates the value of telehealth in identifying and treating severe psychiatric symptoms in addition to supporting the safety of these procedures to address suicidality...
  44. ncbi request reprint Correlates of adolescent reports of sexual assault: findings from the National Survey of Adolescents
    Rochelle F Hanson
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Child Maltreat 8:261-72. 2003
    ..Separate regression models examining correlates of CSA disclosure yielded differences as a function of gender and race/ethnicity...
  45. pmc Randomized controlled evaluation of an early intervention to prevent post-rape psychopathology
    Heidi Resnick
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:2432-47. 2007
    ..Women with a prior rape history in the video condition generally maintained the lowest level of symptoms...
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two widely used PTSD-screening instruments: implications for public mental health planning
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 19:699-707. 2006
    ..The PCL yielded higher prevalence estimates at the symptom, cluster, and diagnostic levels. Implications for the interpretation of epidemiological data are discussed...
  47. ncbi request reprint Violence and risk of PTSD, major depression, substance abuse/dependence, and comorbidity: results from the National Survey of Adolescents
    Dean G Kilpatrick
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:692-700. 2003
    ..Results generally support the hypothesis that exposure to interpersonal violence (i.e., physical assault, sexual assault, or witnessed violence) increases the risk of these disorders and of diagnostic comorbidity...
  48. pmc National trainers' perspectives on challenges to implementation of an empirically-supported mental health treatment
    Rochelle F Hanson
    National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, MSC 861, Charleston, SC, 29425, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 41:522-34. 2014
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  49. pmc Equity in Veterans Affairs disability claims adjudication in a national sample of veterans
    Anouk L Grubaugh
    Ralph H Johnson VAMC and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, P O Box 250861, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Mil Med 174:1241-6. 2009
    ..To address potential equity concerns about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) process for adjudicating military service-related disability claims...
  50. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version
    Kenneth J Ruggiero
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Trauma Stress 16:495-502. 2003
    ..Findings provided support for psychometric properties of the PCL, including internal consistency, test-retest reliability, convergent validity, and discriminant validity. Additional strengths of the PCL are discussed...
  51. ncbi request reprint Sexual assault disclosure in relation to adolescent mental health: results from the National Survey of Adolescents
    Joshua J Broman-Fulks
    Department of Psychology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 36:260-6. 2007
    ..No relation was found between disclosure latency and risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or substance use problems. Notably, disclosure to mothers was associated with significantly reduced risk for current PTSD and delinquency...