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ERIC Number: EJ1011298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Universal Adolescent Depression Prevention Programs: A Review
Carnevale, Teresa D.
Journal of School Nursing, v29 n3 p181-195 Jun 2013
Although the subject of adolescent depression has gained significant attention, little is being done in the way of primary prevention. The purpose of this article is to conduct a review of the literature through the lens of the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance framework. This review was conducted utilizing several online databases, as well as web and hand searches. Eleven studies were identified through a process of elimination and critically appraised by a two-tiered method. Results indicated cognitive-behavioral universal prevention interventions can be effective on decreasing depressive symptomalogy in adolescents. All reviewed studies were conducted in the school environment by professionals and/or school staff; however, only three of the programs implemented demonstrated adoption and sustainability. School nurses can be instrumental in bridging the gap between the planning and developing of prevention programs and translation into the real-world school environment. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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