Psychology Department at HMP Woodhill has undertaken an evaluation
of the effectiveness of the FSSS programme and a report
has been prepared by Rachel Lynds, Trainee Psychologist. The
sample size was inevitably small and some of the results are
inconclusive. There were, however, some very favourable comments
about the effect FSSS has had on participants -
between before and after the course demonstrated a significant
change in PICTS scores, which provides evidence that Feeling Safe
Standing Strong made a significant difference to criminal
attitudes. This is an exceptionally positive finding considering
the small sample size"
Safe Standing Strong has achieved positive treatment change in
terms of criminal thinking styles, with there being a reduction in
these thinking styles"
significant improvement was found for self esteem of group
members, other treatment
changes were inconclusive. Feedback on FSSS demonstrated that
undertook it reported positive experiences and the responsivity
principle was supported."
full report can be viewed by the link below
report - pdf version
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