Educational or Curriculum

The Penn Resilience Program

Initiative Description: The Penn Resiliency Program (PRP). A group intervention that teaches cognitive–behavioral and social problem-solving skills. Students also learn a variety of techniques for coping and problem-solving, including assertiveness, negotiation, decision making, and relaxation. Students apply the cognitive and problem-solving techniques in their lives through group discussions and homework assignments.

Study Results: The PRP significantly reduced depressive symptoms, but results varied across schools.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good