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NCJ Number: 228596 Find in a Library
Title: Efficacy of a Condensed Seeking Safety Intervention for Women in Residential Chemical Dependence Treatment at 30 Days Posttreatment
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:18  Issue:5  Dated:September-October 2009  Pages:475-488
Author(s): Anna Cash Ghee; Lanny C. Bolling; Candace S. Johnson
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 14
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the efficacy of a specific intervention in reducing trauma-related symptoms and improving drug abstinence rates among women in a residential drug treatment.
Abstract: The Seeking Safety (SS) intervention produced lower sexual abuse trauma symptoms at the 30 days posttreatment assessment compared to the control group; however, the reduction of overall trauma symptoms were not affected by the SS intervention. The low rate of return for a 30-day posttreatment assessment across both groups affects the statistical power to show results. This study explored the value of including a condensed version of the SS intervention into a drug treatment program for women. The complex clinical picture associated with female survivors of sexual abuse is daunting. Women with co-occurring substance abuse and trauma histories present a more severe clinical profile that is often associated with poor treatment outcomes. The current study explored the value of a condensed schedule of integrated treatment (the Seeking Safety intervention), within the timeframe of a 30-day residential drug treatment program. Data were collected from the treatment of 104 randomly selected women who were either provided a condensed program of the SS intervention or who received only standard treatment. Twenty eight women completed the SS sessions, and results were compared to the 52 women who received standard treatment. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Drug treatment; Intervention
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs; Drug use; Females; Prevention and Education (drug); Sexual assault trauma
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