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ADAP Partnerships

TULSA, OKLAHOMA

The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), funded by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, began with a group of 23 carefully selected high school student applicants from the Tulsa community. The students were charged with choosing a problem affecting Tulsa’s teenagers and making a positive impact in the community with regard to the chosen problem. The teenagers chose to target adolescent depression as their philanthropic initiative. 

After researching statistics, facts, programs and foundations related to depression, YPI chose to team with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Tulsa, in order to bring the ADAP program to Tulsa as a means of increasing awareness and knowledge about adolescent depression. YPI awarded separate grants to both ADAP and OU to bring the ADAP program to Tulsa. 

In the spring of 2007, ADAP, YPI and OU trained 16 medical students and psychiatric residents who taught the curriculum to over 500 students in five Tulsa high schools. Our groups will continue to work collaboratively to make the ADAP curriculum a lasting component of education in Tulsa schools.

After researching statistics, facts, programs and foundations related to depression, YPI chose to team with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Tulsa, in order to bring the ADAP program to Tulsa as a means of increasing awareness and knowledge about adolescent depression. YPI awarded separate grants to both ADAP and OU to bring the ADAP program to Tulsa. 

In the spring of 2007, ADAP, YPI and OU trained 16 medical students and psychiatric residents who taught the curriculum to over 500 students in five Tulsa high schools. Our groups will continue to work collaboratively to make the ADAP curriculum a lasting component of education in Tulsa schools.

WASHINGTON D.C. and DALLAS, TEXAS

Since 2008, ADAP has collaborated with the David Raymond Price Foundation to expand depression education to the schools and communities in and around Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas. Through the generosity of the David Raymond Price Foundation, ADAP has organized and conducted yearly trainings for interested school-based and health professionals who work in the Independent Schools of Greater Washington as well as provided teaching materials and implementation support for those schools who wish to introduce the curriculum to their students.  

Last year, in response to a desired to expand the program in Texas, ADAP began training additional educators at Highland Park High School through its web-based training. This approach allowed us to increase the number of educators exposed to ADAP’s message that Depression is at treatable medical illness. In the next year, we will be holding our first in-person training in the Dallas area.

In addition to the work with students and educators, this partnership has allowed ADAP to do educational outreach with parents and community members as well as to produce supplemental educational materials to be used in outreach nationwide (Adolescent Depression: What we know, what we look for, and what we do ).   

As a result of this partnership, over seventy educators from thirty schools in both Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas have been trained. Based on anecdotal feedback from participating parents, staff, and students, the ADAP program has been well received by school communities. Educators have noted how valuable and essential the information is. The program not only offers a better medical understanding of adolescent depression and bipolar

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA and CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

In collaboration with The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation and The Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, ADAP has worked to establish the ADAP curriculum in Chicago high schools. Thanks to our partner foundations, the first city training was one of ADAP’s largest to date and included a broad range of schools from throughout the city and suburbs.

In addition to ongoing work in Chicago, The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation and ADAP have partnered to provide depression and bipolar disorder education to the students, parents, educators, and community members of a number of prominent schools in Palm Beach, Florida. During its first Florida training, ADAP was able to train nearly the entire staff of the Palm Beach Day Academy as well as educators from additional schools and looks forward to continuing to work with interested schools in the area.  

 

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Click on image above for PDF of Adolescent Depression: What we know, what we look for, and what we do.


CELEBRATING
A Decade of Raising Awareness One Classroom at a Time

ADAP Program Summary

Click on image above for PDF of the 10th Anniversary Program Summary

ADAP won the 2010 Outstanding Merit Award from the Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry for "increasing awareness of adolescent depression and bipolar disorder while reducing the stigma associated with these illnesses."

     

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