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NCJ Number: 156885 Find in a Library
Title: Efficacy of Group Treatment in Sexually Abused Girls
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:19  Issue:9  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:1157-1169
Author(s): B McGain; R K McKinzey
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 13
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The effectiveness of outpatient weekly group treatment of sexually abused girls ages 9-12 was examined using a pre- post, matched control/treatment design.
Abstract: The participants were all within 1 year of trauma and were screened for psychosis. The Quay Revised Behavioral Problem Checklist (RBPC) and the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI) were used as dependent measures and were given 6 months apart. Depending on the scale, and except for the RBPC's Psychotic Behavior Scale, 60-100 percent of the participants had abnormal scores pretreatment, with no significant differences between the two groups. Results revealed significant treatment effects. After treatment, 0- 33 percent of the participants had abnormal scores, while 60-100 percent of the control group continued to have abnormal scores. Assuming that generalization is possible, it appears that this and similar treatment programs are effective in reducing the girls' perceived problematical anxiety and misbehavior. Figures, tables, and 26 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse treatment; Child Sexual Abuse; Group therapy; Psychological victimization effects; Services effectiveness; Sexual assault victims
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