Initiative Description: The Girls First Resilience Curriculum was implemented in 57 government schools for 2308 adolescent girls for 5 months and was facilitated by local women who had at least a 10th-grade education. 3 intervention conditions consisted of a resilience curriculum, and adolescent physical health curriculum, and a combined curriculum.
Study Results: The program was successful in improving emotional resilience, self-efficacy, social-emotional assets, and psychological and social well-being.
Reference: Leventhal, K. S., Gillham, J., DeMaria, L., Andrew, G., Peabody, J., & Leventhal, S. (2015). Building psychosocial assets and wellbeing among adolescent girls: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Adolescence, 45, 284-295. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.09.011
Level of Evidence: Very Good