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Building resilience to prevent mental health problems in young people : The resourceful adolescent programme (RAP)

Shochet, Ian M., Hoge, Rebecca, & Wurfl, Astrid (2009) Building resilience to prevent mental health problems in young people : The resourceful adolescent programme (RAP). In Geldard, Kathryn (Ed.) Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk. SAGE Publishing Ltd, London, pp. 22-32.

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Abstract

This chapter describes an evidence-based programme called the Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP), which has been successful in building resilience in young people to prevent depressive symptoms developing.The programme adopts a strengths-focused approach. It aims to build a range of coping resources that foster teenagers’ abilities to maintain a positive sense of self and regulate emotions in the face of the vicissitudes of everyday struggles and difficult life events.This groupbased programme can be implemented routinely in schools or by counselling professionals as an early intervention or prevention programme. While there is no universal definition, ‘resilience’ generally means the process of avoiding the negative trajectories associated with exposure to risk factors (Fergus and Zimmerman, 2005). Current models of resilience are also very clear that there ‘are many pathways to resilience’ (Bonanno, 2004) and there is no

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ID Code: 31623
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Resilience, School, Well-Being
ISBN: 9781847875617
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 SAGE Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2010 07:35
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:07

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