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Group Therapy for Children After Homicide and Violence: A Pilot Study

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dc.contributor.author Salloum, Alison
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-06T21:40:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-06T21:40:00Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Salloum, Alison. (2008). Group Therapy for Children After Homicide and Violence: A Pilot Study. Research on Social Work Practice: 18 (3), 198-211. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.childwitnesstoviolence.org/uploads/2/5/7/9/257929/salloum._group_therapy_for_children_after_homicide_and_violencepdf.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/664
dc.description.abstract Objective: This pilot study evaluated a group intervention designed to reduce posttraumatic stress among children after homicide and/or violence. Method: Employing a secondary data analysis of 117 participants in 21 group interventions, pretest and posttest differences in posttraumatic stress levels and between child witnesses and nonwitnesses, males and females, and younger and older children were conducted. Results: Analyses indicate a significant decrease in posttraumatic stress postintervention and no pretest differences between proximity status and gender and developmental status, although results suggest child witnesses and older girls do not fare as well. Conclusion: This intervention may be effective for children after homicide and violence; however, treatment effect needs to be strengthened, and additional research is needed. Modifications to the intervention are suggested. [CVRL Note: the tool used for analysis was the 1992 Child Posttraumatic Stress Reaction Index–Revised or CPTS-RI.] (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Child Witness to Violence Project en_US
dc.subject Program Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Homicide Survivors en_US
dc.subject Co-Victim en_US
dc.subject Children Exposed to Violence en_US
dc.subject Witness to Violence en_US
dc.subject Secondary Victimization en_US
dc.subject Secondary Traumatic Stress en_US
dc.subject PTSD en_US
dc.subject Harms en_US
dc.subject Psychological Consequences en_US
dc.subject Community Violence en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Child en_US
dc.subject Black en_US
dc.subject African-American en_US
dc.subject African American en_US
dc.subject Group Treatment en_US
dc.subject Therapy en_US
dc.subject Urban en_US
dc.subject Preteen en_US
dc.subject Minor en_US
dc.title Group Therapy for Children After Homicide and Violence: A Pilot Study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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