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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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IGNACHEWSK, Cynthia Lais; BATISTA, Ana Priscila; TONI, Caroline Guisantes de Salvo  y  PAVOSKI, Giulia Tatiana Tkaczyk. Strengths and difficulties social-emotional of children before and after taking part of FRIENDS method. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.3, pp. 111-123. ISSN 2177-093X.

Nowadays, milions of people suffer from some mental disorder, being the children a considerable part of this population. In this sense, early interventions to prevent and intervene on childhood disorders are very important. One possibility for early intervention is the FRIENDS Method, which seeks to develop social-emotional skills and resilience. This work sought to investigate whether the FRIENDS Program brought improvements in behaviors related to children's Strengths and Difficulties social-emotional, related to prosocial behavior, hyperactivity, emotional symptoms, conduct problems and peer relationships. Ten children from a city in the interior of Paraná, aged between 6 and 7 years, participated in the study. The parents answered the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (Portuguese version), before and after the program e two months after its end. The result indicated a decrease in the difficulties of the participants, demonstrating that FRIENDS was effective in improving children's behavior.

Palabras clave : childhood; interpersonal relationships; social skills; preventive psychology; FRIENDS Methods.

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