How do children and their families react following a traumatic event?

Anonymised interview transcripts and questionnaire data from parents of children aged 6 to 16 years who had experienced a potentially traumatic event in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, within a two-year time period.

child, trauma, parent, LMIC, PTSD

Cite this dataset as:
Williamson, V., Halligan, S., 2017. How do children and their families react following a traumatic event? Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Victoria Williamson
University of Bath

Sarah Halligan
University of Bath


University of Bath
Rights Holder


Collection date(s):

From February 2015 to October 2015

Temporal coverage:

From February 2015 to October 2015

Geographical coverage:

Khayelitsha, South Africa


Data collection method:

Qualitative semi-structured interviews


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Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Parental Responses to Child Trauma: the Role of Trauma Specific Behaviours and Parenting Style in Facilitating Child Psychological Adjustment

Publication details

Publication date: 2017
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Williamson, V., Butler, I., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., Christie, H., Stewart, J., and Halligan, S. L., 2017. Caregiver Responses to Child Posttraumatic Distress: A Qualitative Study in a High-Risk Context in South Africa. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30(5), 482-490. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Sarah Halligan


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences