Study on the Effectiveness of an Adapted Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment – SNAPTM – in Children with Conduct Disorders in a Rural setting (pp. 281-302)
Authors: (Valerie Boucher, Line Tremblay, Michel Larivière, Rachid Bagaoui, & Bertrand Guindon)
Abstract: Over a two-year period, we assessed the effectiveness of a treatment program – SNAPTM – which is designed for children suffering with behavioural problems. The program was adapted to meet the needs of a Community Mental Health Center in Northern Ontario, which offers services to children living in rural and low population density areas. Results showed that about two thirds of participants achieved treatment goals. The effectiveness of both types of programs (individual or group) was measured for children exhibiting severe and comorbid disorders (CD, ADHD, anxiety or depression). The program reduced externalizing and internalizing symptoms and improved social adjustment.