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Hozoori R, Faraji R, Qatea A. Evaluate the Effectiveness of Counseling Services on Reduction of Girls Runaway in Ardabil . J Police Med. 2017; 5 (4) :299-306
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1- 1M.A, in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Manager of the Police Counseling Center of Ardabil and Researcher of Applied Research Office of Ardabil, Ardabil, Iran.
2- 2M.A, in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Directorate General of Ardabil Province Education Counseling Center, Ardabil, Iran
3- 3M.A, in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Deputy of Fash Parsabad, Ardabil, Iran.
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Background: The phenomenon of girls running away from home has been growing in recent years and its social, cultural and health consequences have made specialists, policy makers and the general population pay attention to that. In this research, the effect of counseling services on reduction of girls runaway has been studied.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, the population consisted of all runaway girls referred to the Police Headquarters Counseling Center of Ardabil among which 60 ones were selected via convenience sampling method, (20 healthy runaway girls, 20 non-runaway girls and 20 injured- runaway girls). The instruments used were a self-designed questionnaire and social support scales.

Results: Results showed that there are significant differences between  injured runaway girls and the two other groups of girls in the amount of family and social support subscales.

Conclusion: The exclusion of family and friends and ultimately losing social support, lead runaway girls more to degeneration and social separation.

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Article Type: Original Research |
Received: 2016/11/5 | Accepted: 2016/11/5 | Published: 2016/11/5

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