Mediators of Focused Psychosocial Support Interventions for Children In Low-Resource Humanitarian Settings: Analysis From An Individual Participant Dataset With 3,143 Participants

Purgato M, Tedeschi F, Betancourt TS, Bolton P, Bonetto C, Gastaldon C, Gordon J, O’Callaghan P, Papola D, Peltonen K, Punamaki RL, Richards J, Staples JK, Unterhitzenberger J, de Jong J, Jordans MJD, Gross AL, Tol WA, Barbui C.

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2020 May;61(5):584-593

This was a mediation study to determine potential pathways through which psychosocial interventions work to reduce PTSD symptoms. The study is co-authored by Drs. Gordon and Staples.

Read the abstract in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Focused Psychosocial Interventions for Children in Low-Resource Humanitarian Settings: A Systematic Review and Individual Participant Data Meta-analysis.

Purgato M, Gross AL, Betancourt T, Bolton P, Bonetto C, Gastaldon C, Gordon J, O’Callaghan P, Papola D, Peltonen K, Punamaki RL, Richards J, Staples JK, Unterhitzenberger J, van Ommeren M, de Jong J, Jordans MJD, Tol WA, Barbui C

Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Apr;6(4):e390-e400.

This is a meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in children exposed to traumatic events in humanitarian settings in low and middle-income countries and to explore which children are likely to benefit most. The study is co-authored by Drs. Gordon and Staples and CMBM’s randomized controlled study in Kosovo is included in the meta-analysis.

Read the full text article in The Lancet Global Health

Mind-Body Skills Groups for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Palestinian Adults in Gaza

Gordon, J. S., Staples, J. K., He, D. Y., & Atti, J. A. A.

Traumatology. 2016; 22(3):155.

A mind-body skills group (MBSG) program was evaluated to determine its effect on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and quality of life in adults in Gaza.

Read the abstract in Traumatology

Mind-Body Skills Groups for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Symptoms in Palestinian Children and Adolescents in Gaza

Staples, J. K., Abdel Atti, J. A., & Gordon, J. S.

Int J Stress Manag. 2011; 18(3):246.

A mind-body skills group (MBSG) program was evaluated to determine its effects on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, and on hopelessness in children and adolescents in Gaza.

Read the abstract in International Journal of Stress Management

Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Postwar Kosovar Adolescents using Mind-Body Skills Groups: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Gordon, J. S., Staples, J. K., Blyta, A., Bytyqi, M., & Wilson, A. T.

J Clin Psychiatry. 2008; 69(9):1469-76.

A mind-body skills group (MBSG) program was evaluated to determine its effects on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in postwar Kosovar adolescents. This was the first randomized controlled trial of any intervention with war-traumatized adolescents.

Read the abstract in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Postwar Kosovo High School students using Mind-Body Skills Groups: A Pilot Study

Gordon, J. S., Staples, J. K., Blyta, A., & Bytyqi, M.

J Trauma Stress. 2004;17(2):143-7.

A preliminary study to examine whether the practice of mind-body techniques decreases symptoms of posttraumatic stress in adolescents.

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Mind-Body Skills Groups for Behavioral Problems in a Boys Secondary School in Gaza

A mind-body skills group (MBSG) program was evaluated to determine its effects on behavioral and emotional problems, aggression, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in a boys secondary school in Gaza compared to a control school.

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