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Program Goals/Program Theory Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic approach designed to treat individuals who are dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic life event, including children exposed to violence. The approach is guided by the adaptive information processing model. As the brain slowly processes memories of everyday ...
Program Goals/Components The town of Redton, England, installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to cover most of the central commercial district, in part in response to concern in the business community about the town center’s decline. Sixty-three cameras were installed in the commercial center, in multistory parking garages, and along the main ...
Program Goals The KiVa Antibullying Program is a school-based program delivered to all students in grades One, Four, and Seven. It was designed for national use in the Finnish comprehensive schools. Its goal is to reduce school bullying and victimization. The central aims of the program are to:   Raise awareness of the ...
Program Goals/Target Population The goal of this program is to help abused women in China cope with the negative impact of psychological and physical abuse by their partners. The program strives to help these women improve their self-esteem and make better choices so that they are able to overcome the negative ...
Program Goals/Target Population The 4th R is an interactive classroom curriculum that aims to reduce youth dating violence by addressing youth violence and bullying, unsafe sexual behavior, and substance use. The program is given to 9th grade high school students in a classroom setting.   Program Activities The curriculum consists of 21 lessons integrated ...
Program Goals/ Target Population Narrative Exposure Therapy for traumatized children and adolescents (KidNET) is an individual-level psychosocial treatment that aims to reduce posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in traumatized refugee children. Targeted behaviors include PTSD–related symptoms and behaviors, as well as other mental health symptoms and the ability to function. The ...
Program Goals/Program Components The city of Philadelphia, Pa., installed 18 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at various locations in the city between July 2006 and November 2006 to help reduce crime. These cameras are monitored by the Philadelphia Police Department.   Of the 18 cameras, eight were pan, tile, zoom cameras. These cameras can ...
Program Goals Child–Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is a dyadic, relationship-based treatment for parents and young children, which aims to help restore normal developmental functioning in the wake of domestic violence and trauma. CPP concentrates on restoring the attachment relationships that are negatively affected by violence, establishing a sense of safety and trust ...
Program Goals/Target Population Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a psychosocial treatment that aims to reduce posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in traumatized refugee populations still living in dangerous situations (such as refugee camps). It attempts to reduce PTSD symptoms by habituating a patient to his or her emotional reactions to lived ...
Program Goals Infant–Parent Psychotherapy (IPP) is a dyadic, relationship-based treatment for parents and infants that is designed to improve the parent–child relationship in the wake of incidences of domestic violence and trauma, including maltreatment and neglect of the child. To prevent compromised development that can lead to later maladaptation and psychopathology, ...
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