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Evaluation of a group-based social skills training for children with problem behavior

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  • van Vugt, E.S.
  • Deković, M.
  • Prinzie, P.
  • Stams, G.J.J.M.
  • Asscher, J.J.

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This study evaluated a group-based training program in social skills targeting reduction of problem behaviors in N=161 children between 7 and 13years of age. The effects of the intervention were tested in a quasi-experimental study, with a follow-up assessment 12months after an optional continuation camp. At the post-test, both the experimental and control group showed less social problems and internalizing problems, whereas only the experimental group showed a small and positive change in social anxiety. After a 12month follow-up, a subsample of the experimental group (children who followed a continuation camp) showed large positive changes for all outcome measures, except for externalizing problems, showing a small effect.

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  • van Vugt, E.S. & Deković, M. & Prinzie, P. & Stams, G.J.J.M. & Asscher, J.J., 2013. "Evaluation of a group-based social skills training for children with problem behavior," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 162-167.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:35:y:2013:i:1:p:162-167 DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.09.022
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