Coping Skills and Depression School Nurse Webinar Series #3

Screening Tools and Trainings
Coping With Depression (CWD-A) Therapist Manual
Coping With Depression (CWD-A) Adolescent Workbook
Break Free from Depression Training

Free DSM-5 APA Measures
Severity Measure For Depression—Child Age 11 to 17
Level 2—Depression—Child Age 11 to 17

Modified Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9)
Kroenke K, Spitzer RL. The PHQ-9: a new depression and diagnostic severity measure. Psychiatry Ann. 2002;32:509–51
PHQ—Spanish (USA)
PHQ-9—Spanish (USA)

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
SDQ 4-10 years Parent-Teacher Form—English
SDQ 11-17 years—English
SDQ Scoring Guide 4-17 years—English
SDQ 4-17 years Parent-Teacher Form—Spanish
SDQ 11-17 years—Spanish
SDQ Scoring Guide—Spanish
Additonal Languages and Versions

Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ)
Angold A, Costello EJ, Messer SC, Pickles A. Development of a short questionnaire for use in epidemiological studies of depression in children and adolescents. Int J Methods Psychiatr Res. 1995;5:237–249

The Mindfulness App
Stop, Breath, Think
Insight Timer
Smiling Mind
Meditation Timer Pro

National Institute of Mental Health (2018) Teen Depression

Problem Solving Steps

Websites and Organizations
Centers for Disease Control and Protection
National Institute of Mental Health

Desrochers, J. & Houck, G. (2013). Depression in children and adolescents: Guidelines for school practice. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses.

Klein, D. N., Dougherty, L. R., & Olino, T. M. (2005). Toward guidelines for evidence-based assessment of depression in children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34(3), 412-432.

Morey, M. E., Arora, P., & Stark, K. D. (2015). Multiple‐stage screening of youth depression in schools. Psychology in the Schools, 52(8), 800-814.

Pass, L., Brisco, G., & Reynolds, S. (2015). Adapting brief Behavioral Activation (BA) for adolescent depression: a case example. The Cognitive Behavior Therapist, 8.

US Preventive Services Task Force. (September 2017). Final recommendation statement: depression in children and adolescents: screening. 2016. Retrieved from

Werner-Seidler, A., Perry, Y., Calear, A. L., Newby, J. M., & Christensen, H. (2
017). School-based depression and anxiety prevention programs for young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical psychology review, 51, 30-47.

Reynolds, W. M., & Johnston, H. F. (Eds.). (2013). Handbook of depression in children and adolescents. Springer Science & Business Media.

Other Resources

Relaxation Activities
Breathing Techniques for kids
Progressive Muscle Relaxation