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ERIC Number: EJ820408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Preliminary Evaluation of Children's Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance
Williams, Nathaniel J.
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n1 p5-18 2009
Objective: This article introduces and evaluates children's psychosocial rehabilitation, a home- and community-based treatment for children with serious emotional disturbance. Method: In an open-trial design, the author used repeated-measures analysis of variance and Wilcoxon signed-rank tests to assess pre-post outcome ratings for 218 participants, ages 3 to 18, on the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale or the Preschool and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale. Average treatment time was 13 months. Results: Participants improved significantly in psychosocial functioning and psychological symptoms, with effect sizes ranging from large to small. Improvements were clinically significant for 78% of participants. Conclusions: Children's psychosocial rehabilitation shows promise as an empirically based treatment for serious emotional disturbance. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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