Peer-mediated treatment of socially withdrawn maltreated preschool children: cultivating natural community resources.

@article{Fantuzzo2005PeermediatedTO,
  title={Peer-mediated treatment of socially withdrawn maltreated preschool children: cultivating natural community resources.},
  author={John W. Fantuzzo and Patricia Manz and Marc Atkins and Raymond Meyers},
  journal={Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={320-5}
}
This study evaluated the effectiveness of Resilient Peer Treatment (RPT). This is a peer-mediated, classroom-based intervention for socially withdrawn, maltreated preschool children. It examined whether the RPT impact generalized from the treatment setting to larger classroom context. Eighty-two maltreated and nonmaltreated, socially withdrawn Head Start children were randomly assigned to either RPT or attention-control (AC) conditions. Data were collected by teachers and independent observers… CONTINUE READING

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