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ERIC Number: EJ1130663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
A Strengths-Based Group Intervention for Women Who Experienced Child Sexual Abuse
Walker-Williams, Hayley J.; Fouché, Ansie
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n2 p194-205 Mar 2017
Purpose: This study evaluated the benefits of a ''survivor to thriver'' strengths-based group intervention program to facilitate posttraumatic growth in women survivors of child sexual abuse. Method: A quasi-experimental, one group, pretest, posttest, time-delay design was employed using qualitative methods to evaluate the benefits of the intervention with 10 purposively selected women with a history of child sexual abuse. Six group sessions were conducted as well as a delayed follow-up session. Qualitative data were collected using drawings, narratives, and transcriptions. Results: Qualitative thematic content data analysis portrayed enabling processes of PTG such as emotional awareness, decisive action, posttrauma identity, and a healing group context. Conclusion: These themes suggest growth outcomes. However, a longitudinal study is recommended to establish efficacy and to inform practice with replicable interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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