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The SEED Curriculum (Social, Emotional, Educational Development).

Initiative Description: Strategic. Modular intervention approach delivered in schools for youth presenting with mood disorder symptoms. The intervention called the Student Emotional and Educational Development (SEED) project, included a modularized manual of efficacious and common practice elements for the treatment of mood disorders among adolescents. The intervention included 4–12 sessions, depending on symptom severity and the student’s response to treatment. The common elements included in the modular project manual included client and parent/caregiver psychoeducation of symptoms and treatment, behavioral activation and activity scheduling, cognitive restructuring.

Study Results: Reduced depression, anxiety and inattention symptoms.

Reference: Michael, K. D., George, M. W., Splett, J. W., Jameson, J. P., Sale, R., Bode, A. A.,…Weist, M. D. (2016). Preliminary outcomes of a multi-site, school-based modular intervention for adolescents experiencing mood difficulties. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1903-1915.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars  Good