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Source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Last Reviewed: February 2019

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends targeted school-based cognitive behavioral therapy programs to reduce depression and anxiety in school-aged children and adolescents at increased risk for these conditions. Trained school staff or outside mental health professionals deliver these interventions in individual or group settings. The programs help students build strategies to: 

  • Solve problems 
  • Regulate emotions 
  • Establish helpful thought and behavior patterns 
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Guide to Community Preventive Services. (2019). Mental Health: Targeted School-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Programs to Reduce Depression and Anxiety Symptoms. Retrieved from https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/mental-health-targeted-school-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-programs-reduce-depression-anxiety-symptoms