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ERIC Number: EJ820402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Efficacy of a Camp-Based Intervention for Childhood Traumatic Grief
McClatchey, Irene Searles; Vonk, M. Elizabeth; Palardy, Gregory
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n1 p19-30 2009
Objective: This study examined the efficacy of a short-term, camp-based, trauma-focused grief intervention in reducing traumatic grief and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in parentally bereaved children. Method: For this nonequivalent comparison group study, 100 children were split into two groups, with one group serving as the immediate treatment group and the second group serving as the delayed treatment group. Results: The results were analyzed using chi-square, independent samples t tests, multiple and logistic regression and showed this short-term intervention to be followed by reduced traumatic grief and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Conclusions: The results are discussed in relation to current research on and practice with bereaved children as well as implications for future research. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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