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NCJ Number: 221947 Find in a Library
Title: Project Highlights: Evaluation of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Component
Author(s): Jennifer J. Zajac; Jessica DeGel; Larry Fish Ph.D.
Corporate Author: University of Pittsburgh
Office of Child Development
United States of America
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Grant Number: 2002/2003/2004-DS/DS/DS-19/19/19-13564
Sale Source: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
P. O. Box 1167
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reports findings from an evaluative study of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Residential Treatment Curriculum (PTSD RTC) in the treatment of female juvenile offenders.
Abstract: Outcome findings include: (1) females in both the treatment and comparison groups experienced a decrease in their PTSD symptoms with the levels of PTSD symptoms decreasing at a greater rate than females in the comparison group and (2) females in both groups experienced a decrease in their levels of antisocial thinking and attitudes with levels decreasing at a significantly greater rate for females in the treatment group than those in the comparison group. Initial process-related findings of the intervention were positive, specifically in the areas of development, training, and implementation. An evaluation of the PTSD RTC, funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to treat PTSD in female juvenile offenders, was conducted to assess the implementation of the PTSD RTC at treatment facilities with female juvenile offenders and to evaluate the effect of the intervention on participants. This report presents highlighted findings of the evaluation.
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD)
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Female juvenile delinquents; Female offenders; Juvenile treatment methods; Program evaluation; Program implementation; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
Note: Downloaded on March 17, 2008. For the executive summary see NCJ-221948, and for the full report see NCJ-221949.
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