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The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Mental Health$
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Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen-Meares

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195370584

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370584.001.0001

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Effective Interventions for Adolescents With Depression

Effective Interventions for Adolescents With Depression

(p.107) 6 Effective Interventions for Adolescents With Depression
The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Mental Health

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Jane Hanvey-Phillips

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This chapter discusses interventions for adolescents with depression. Intervention in the school system for depression could include: primary prevention (for all teens in a particular school); secondary prevention (targeting teens of parents who are depressed, as these teens have a high risk of becoming depressed themselves); or tertiary prevention (targeting teens who test positive when screened for depression). It is highly recommended that the social worker and mental health counselors screen for depression in the school; unlike externalizing problems (aggression, acting-out behaviors) — which are better identified by a teacher or parent — internalizing problems, such as depression, are more accurately reported by the adolescent.

Keywords:   depression, depressed students, depressed adolescents, school-based intervention

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