Group protocol to mitigate disaster stress and enhance social support in adolescents exposed to hurricane hugo

Jemme Bethune Stewart, Sally Brosz Hardin, Sally Weinrich, Shelly Mcgeorge, Jose Lopez, Daniel Pesut

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Abstract

Literature reports that cognitive understanding and social support can mitigate stress in both adults and adolescents. As a subcomponent of the Carolina Adolescent Health Project (CAHP), this research evaluated the efficacy of a Cognitive Social Support (CSS) group protocol designed to mitigate the disaster stress of adolescents who had been exposed seriously to Hurricane Hugo. A purposive sample of 259 students participated in and evaluated the CSS. This article reports the specific structure, content, process, rationale, and cost of the CSS. Evaluations indicated that 82 % of the students evaluated the small-group component of the CSS as "very good" or "excellent," while 70% rated the large-group component as "very good" or "excellent.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-119
Number of pages15
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by Grant RO1 MH47551 awarded by the National Institutes of Mental Health.

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