Educational or Curriculum

Positive Thoughts and Actions

Initiative Description: Positive Thoughts and Actions (PTA).PTA took place at school, consisting of 12 weekly (once per week) group-administered sessions, two home visits with parents and students together, and two group-based parent workshops, conducted in the evenings at the students’ school.

Study Results: Improved coping skills

Reference: McCarty, C. A., Violette, H. D., & McCauley, E. (2011). Feasibility of the Positive Thoughts and Actions Prevention Program for middle schoolers at risk for depression. Depression Research and Treatment, 2011, 1–9.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good