Initiative Description: Students attended 13 biWeekly one-hour group sessions of a modified version of FRIENDS, a cognitive-behavioral anxiety intervention program. Didactic lessons were taught by the group leaders, then students participated in activities and role-plays to practice the new skills. Students were given Weekly homework assignments. FRIENDS is an acronym for the skills it teaches, which stands for: F— Feeling worried?; R—Relax and feel good; I—Inner thoughts; E—Explore plans; N—Nice work so reward yourself; D—Don’t forget to practice; and S—Stay calm, you know how to cope now.
Level of Evidence: Excellent