Assessing the Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Effectiveness of a School-Aged Program that Supports Physical Activity and Wellness

Psychiatr Q. 2022 Nov 30;1-8. doi: 10.1007/s11126-022-10009-4. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

The prevalence of anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents aged 4 to 18 years has nearly doubled after the first year of the pandemic. However, only one in five adolescents diagnosed with anxiety is treated. We R H.O.P. E. is a school-based mental health program that includes evidence-based principles designed to engage children and adolescents in anxiety treatment, including wellness and emotional regulation, and the emotional CPR method. We R H.O.P. E. augments traditional services provided by school administrators, school social workers, school teachers, and school nurses. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of We R H.O.P. E.

Keywords: Adolescent anxiety; Physical activity; Wellness; eCPR.