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NCJ Number: NCJ 241519     Find in a Library
Title: Investigation of the Effectiveness of the Relaxation Skills Violence Prevention (RSVP) Program with Juvenile Detainees
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:40  Issue:2  Dated:February 2013  Pages:203 to 213
Author(s): Jeremy D. Jewell ; Scott J. Elliff
Date Published: 02/2013
Page Count: 11
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the effectiveness of the Relaxation Skills Violence Prevention (RSVP) program with a sample of juvenile detainees.
Abstract: This study investigated the effectiveness of the Relaxation Skills Violence Prevention (RSVP) program with a sample of juvenile detainees. The RSVP program is a five-session group therapy program that teaches ways to identify and cope with anger using the relaxation skills of deep breathing, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation. Using a randomized controlled experimental design, the study obtained a total of 137 youth. Results supported the hypothesis that the RSVP group would experience significant declines on a measure of anger and perceived ability to control one’s present and future anger when compared to the control group. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention ; Juvenile psychological evaluation ; Treatment techniques ; Treatment effectiveness
   
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