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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Empowering young people who experienced domestic violence and abuse: the development of a group therapy intervention
Author(s): Fellin, Lisa C
Callaghan, Jane E M
Alexander, Joanne H
Harrison-Breed, Claire
Mavrou, Stavroula
Papathanassiou, Maria
Keywords: domestic abuse
children
young people
intervention
group intervention
empowerment
resilience
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
Citation: Fellin LC, Callaghan JEM, Alexander JH, Harrison-Breed C, Mavrou S & Papathanassiou M (2019) Empowering young people who experienced domestic violence and abuse: the development of a group therapy intervention. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 24 (1), pp. 170-189. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104518794783.
Abstract: This article describes the development of a group based therapeutic intervention for young people (YP) who have lived with domestic violence and abuse. The intervention was informed by interviews with 107 YP, focused on their experiences of coping, resilience and agency. The intervention draws on resources from systemic, creative and narrative approaches to group work, and aims to facilitate YP’s expression of distress in a way that recognises that it is embodied, contextual and relational. The intervention also explores YPs’ existing strategies for coping and maintaining a sense of agency, and works to harness, enhance and further develop those skills. We report on the pilot of this intervention, and its development and application across four European countries (UK, Greece, Italy and Spain). We outline the goals, strengths and limitations of this group intervention, as well as the main challenges, hindrances and ethical dilemmas experienced the research and intervention team. Implications for therapeutic practice and training are addressed.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1359104518794783
Rights: Fellin LC, Callaghan JEM, Alexander JH, Harrison-Breed C, Mavrou S & Papathanassiou M, Empowering young people who experienced domestic violence and abuse: the development of a group therapy intervention, Clinical Child Psychology (Volume 24, Issue 1), pp. 170-189. Copyright © Authors 2018. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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