Treatment of Aggressive Behavior and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anselm Crombach, University of Konstanz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01519193
First received: December 1, 2011
Last updated: November 6, 2012
Last verified: November 2012

December 1, 2011
November 6, 2012
January 2011
May 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Positive emotions linked to aggressive behavior via the AAS-CS (Appetitive Aggressions Scale for children and students) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Load of traumatic symptoms measured via the UCLA Adolescent PTSD Index (Clinician-administered PTSD scale) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01519193 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Load of depressive symptoms measured via the MINI-KID [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Strength of suicidal ideation measured via the MINI-KID [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Functionality measured via the CGAS (Children's Global Assessment Scale) and SDQ (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Treatment of Aggressive Behavior and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Treatment of Aggressive Behavior and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Former Street Children and Vulnerable Children in Burundi With Narrative Exposure Therapy for Violent Offenders

Street children and children of vulnerable families in conflict or former conflict regions are often exposed to multiple traumatic events and situations in which they are forced to engage in violent behavior. The Narrative Exposure Therapy for violent offenders (NETvo) aims to reduce both PTSD symptoms and aggressive behavior. It helps the children to anchor fearful experiences and positive emotions linked to violent behaviour in the past. Additionally, visions for the future are developed in order to foster successful reintegration into society.

Not Provided
Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Behavioral: Narrative Exposure Therapy for violent offenders (NETvo)
During NETvo the client, with the assistance of the therapist, constructs a chronological narrative of his whole life with a focus on exposure to traumatic stress and also on perpetrated violent acts. Empathic understanding, active listening, congruency and unconditional positive regard are key components of the therapist's behavior who asks in detail for emotions, cognitions, sensory information, and physiological reactions, linking them to an autobiographical context. Positive emotions and cognitions reported for violent acts are linked to the respective past. During four sessions the most important traumatic experiences and perpetrated violent acts are processed. In the fifth session plans and ideas for the future are developed to assist the children to reintegrate themselves into society.
  • Experimental: Narrative Exposure Therapy
    Intervention: Behavioral: Narrative Exposure Therapy for violent offenders (NETvo)
  • No Intervention: No treatment control
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Completed
42
May 2012
May 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Positive Emotions concerning aggressive behavior derived from expert interviews with higher Scores of the Appetitive Aggression Scale (AAS)
  • children are part of an aid program for reintegration into society

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current substance dependance or use of antipsychotic drugs
  • chronically ill children
Male
12 Years to 23 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Burundi
 
NCT01519193
UKCR2011
Yes
Anselm Crombach, University of Konstanz
University of Konstanz
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Anselm Crombach, Dipl.-Psych. University of Constance
University of Konstanz
November 2012

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