Navigator's Group: Group Therapy for Sexually Reactive Children

Navigator's Group: Group Therapy for Sexually Reactive Children

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This study examined the effectiveness of a group therapy program developed specifically for this dissertation for young children with sexual behavior problems who are currently placed in a residential facility. The curriculum was primarily based on Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, but was designed to be developmentally appropriate for children less than eleven years old. The study's sample involved eleven 8 to 11 year-old male children who were assigned to either a 12 week Therapy Group or a Delayed Therapy Group. The study hypothesized that participants in the Therapy Group would significantly reduce sexual acting out behaviors when compared to the Delayed Therapy Group. Results indicated mixed results with inconsistencies between respondents, which indicated little improvement for participants in the Therapy Group.children with sexual behavior problems have difficulty understanding boundaries and have little sex education knowledge. ... This finding is consistent with Silovsky and colleagues (2005) study that found sexual behavior problems tended toanbsp;...

Title:Navigator's Group: Group Therapy for Sexually Reactive Children
Author:Kristin Shaner Rose
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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