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Presented at the 17th Annual Research Conference

The High School Transition Study: Preliminary Results of a School-Based Randomized Controlled Trial

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Session Number: 33 Room: Salon H

Presenting: Elizabeth McCauley; Anne Vander Stoep; Jennifer Pelton

All Authors for this paper: Elizabeth McCauley; Anne Vander Stoep; Jennifer Pelton

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: The transition from middle school to high school is associated with declines in school performance and increased depression and behavioral problems. In collaboration with Seattle Public Schools, the University of Washington High School Transition Study is a randomized controlled trial of a skills-based prevention program (Coping and Support Training-- CAST) for at-risk students. Students with high scores on an 8th grade screen for depressive symptoms (N=88) were assigned to either the intervention condition (12 skills classes in spring of 8th grade, three boosters in fall of 9th grade, 4 parent sessions) or the control group. Preliminary findings on 9th grade target outcomes (e.g., depressive symptoms, substance use and skills acquisition) will be presented.

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Time: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM