The ADAP student curriculum is proven to boost student learning in depression knowledge:
The first class in the ADAP student curriculum introduces the ADAP program. Students will complete the pre-test and review learning objectives for topic such as Depression and the stigma of Depression. Students will participate in discussion and be given a homework assignment.
The second class includes a video, followed by an interactive film assignment. Students will review and learn about topics such as symptoms of Depression and Mania. This class also gives students a chance to discuss school resources and the importance of talking with an adult.
The third class includes a video, followed by a discussion. Additionally, students will continue to learn about Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and other disorders. Students will create a mood graph and complete a group presentation.
ADAP’s message is hopeful, emphasizing the importance of treatment and seeking help. The curriculum stresses the need to share concerns with a parent, teacher or counselor so that appropriate action can be taken.
The two key messages reinforced throughout the program are: Depression is a treatable medical illness and tell an adult if you have concerns about yourself or a friend.
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