Pilot Evaluation of a Group Therapy Program for Children Bereaved by Suicide
Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 07/05/2012
Daigle MS et al. – The changes reported in the bereaved children show that the Program for Children Bereaved by Suicide has some efficacy.Methods
- In the first part, the authors built theoretical models, which were then validated by scientists and clinicians.
- In the second part, the sessions of the PCBS were observed and rated.
- The participating children were tested pre– and postprogram.
- Positive changes were observed in the participating children in terms of basic safety, realistic understanding and useful knowledge, inappropriate behaviors, physical and psychological symptoms, child–parent and child–child communication, capacity for social and affective reinvestment, actualization of new models of self and the world, self–esteem, awareness and use of tools, cognitive, verbal, written and drawing abilities, cognitive dissonance, ambivalence, antagonism, and isolation.