The SAFETY Program associated with significant improvements

November 12, 2014

The SAFETY Program is a cognitive-behavioral family treatment designed to increase safety and improve functioning among youths after a suicide attempt or other self-harm behavior. Results from the first trial of the SAFETY program indicate that youths receiving the SAFETY Program showed significantly reduced suicidal behavior, hopelessness, and depression, as well as significant improvements in overall social adjustment, school adjustment, peer adjustment, family adjustment, and spare time activities. Their parents also reported significantly less depressive symptoms after receiving the SAFETY Program. Results reported in Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, Sept 25, 2014.

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