Educational or Curriculum

The RAP-Kiwi Intervention

Initiative Description: The Universal intervention RAP-Kiwi: 11-session manual-based program derived from cognitive-behavioral therapy. Contents for 12 sessions included topics like: self awareness, self esteem, Socratic questioning, cognitive restructuring and conflict resolution. The placebo was similar but with cognitive components removed. Manuals for intervention and placebo were designed to look alike and could be distinguished easily only by color.

Study Results: Reduced depression symptoms.

Reference: Merry, S., McDowell, H., Wild, C. J., Bir, C. J., & Cunliffe, R. (2004). A randomized placebo controlled trial of a school-based depression prevention program. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(5), 538-547.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good