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ERIC Number: EJ955442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
Evaluation of a Group-Based Trauma Recovery Program in Gaza: Students' Subjective Experiences
Barron, Ian; Abdullah, Ghassan
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v17 n2 p187-199 2012
Internationally, evaluation of group-based trauma recovery programs has relied upon normative outcome measures, with no studies systematically analyzing children's subjective experience for program development. In contrast, the current study explored children's experience of a Gazan recovery program "in their own words." Twenty-four students (7-17 years) were randomly allocated to three focus groups. Analysis involved a quasi-qualitative thematic approach. Students indicated that the program provided a safe place for understanding trauma, managing emotions, and problem solving. A diversity of personal and school/community gains not normally assessed within outcome studies were reported. The study demonstrates the value of incorporating student experiences into program research/design.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Gaza Strip