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NCJ Number: 114872 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment of the Sexually/Physically Abused Female Inmate: Evaluation of an Intensive Short-Term Intervention Program
Journal: Journal of Offender Counseling, Services and Rehabilitation  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(Spring/Summer 1988)  Pages:131-143
Author(s): F E Sultan; G T Long
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 13
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A treatment model for female inmates who had been physically or sexually abused was described, implemented and evaluated.
Abstract: The hypotheses that during the 16-week program inmates would show: (a) increased self-esteem; (b) increased perceived control over their lives; (c) increased trust in others; and (d) reduced alienation from others were tested by comparing measures of these attitudes prior to and every 4 weeks during the 16-week treatment program. Results from the 15 inmates who completed the program were analyzed by an ANOVA for repeated measures and indicated (a) increased self-esteem (P is less than .001); (b) increased trust in others (P is less than .05); (c) reduced alienation (P is less than .01) and (d) a marginally significant increase in perceived control (P is less than .07). Applications and limitations of the program were discussed. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Battered wives treatment
Index Term(s): Female inmates
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