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NCJ Number: 222464 Find in a Library
Title: 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: 72
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: Results are presented from an evaluation of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Residential Treatment Curriculum (PTSD RTC) to treat PTSD in female juvenile offenders, assessing the implementation of the PTSD RTC at treatment facilities with female juvenile offenders and evaluating the effect of the intervention on participants.
Abstract: Initial process-related findings include: (1) the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Residential Treatment Curriculum (PTSD RTC) is a well-developed guide for treating PTSD in female juvenile offenders; (2) the training for PTSD RTC facilitators is well-designed and thorough; and (3) for the most part, facility staff reported or anticipated implementing the PTSD groups as intended. The outcome-related findings are also promising with the main findings to include: (1) females in both the treatment and comparison groups experienced a decrease in their PTSD symptoms; however, the levels of PTSD symptoms decreased at a greater rate for the females in the treatment group and (2) females in both the treatment and comparison groups experienced a decrease in their levels of antisocial thinking and attitudes; the levels of antisocial attitudes and thinking decreased at a significantly greater rate for the females in the treatment group. The PTSD RTC began in 1999 when the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency awarded a grant to develop and implement a curriculum, the PTSD RTC to treat PTSD in female juvenile offenders. The PTSD RTC is based on the theory that PTSD and its related symptoms contribute to delinquent/criminal choices made by female juvenile offenders. In 2003, an evaluation was funded with the overall purpose 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. The evaluation was designed to examine both process and outcome issues. Forty-one females were enrolled from the treatment sites and 55 females from the comparison sites. Figures, references
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers; Pennsylvania; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Treatment effectiveness
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Female juvenile delinquents; Female offenders; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile program evaluation; Program evaluation; Treatment; Treatment techniques; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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