Prevention programs for depression among children and adolescents in Japan: Challenges and opportunities

Shin-ichi Ishikawa, S Sasagawa, Junwen Chen, Cecilia Essau

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    Abstract

    This chapter discusses key issues and challenges in implementing prevention programs for depression in Japanese educational settings. The implementation of school-wide mental health programs is still embryonic in Japan. Simply translating evidence-based interventions developed and evaluated in western countries poses numerous challenges due to differences in education systems, mental health services and cultural values. We present the way in which three CBT programs for the prevention of depression in Japanese schools were implemented, and discuss how the challenges in their adaptation and implementation were addressed. A framework for the future implementation and dissemination of evidence-based programs for depression in children and adolescents, and how this framework may be applied in different cultures, is explored.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMental Health and Wellbeing Through Schools: The Way Forward
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Way Forward
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages157-170
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317655053
    ISBN (Print)9780415745185
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Ishikawa, S., Sasagawa, S., Chen, J., & Essau, C. (2016). Prevention programs for depression among children and adolescents in Japan: Challenges and opportunities. In Mental Health and Wellbeing Through Schools: The Way Forward: The Way Forward (pp. 157-170). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315764696