Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 393–412 | Cite as

Adolescent Protective Factors Promoting Resilience in Young Adults at Risk for Depression

  • Dina M. Carbonell
  • Helen Z. Reinherz
  • Rose M. Giaconia
  • Cecilia K. Stashwick
  • Angela D. Paradis
  • William R. Beardslee


In a longitudinal, community-based study, adolescent protective factors for those at risk for depression were identified that were associated with resilient outcomes in young adulthood. For those with childhood risk factors for major depression, significant protective factors included family cohesion, positive self appraisals, and good interpersonal relations. Findings may help inform the development of prevention and treatment programs for adolescents vulnerable to depression. Implications for future research and clinical practice are discussed.

Protective Factors Resilience Depression Adolescence Longitudinal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dina M. Carbonell
    • 1
  • Helen Z. Reinherz
    • 1
  • Rose M. Giaconia
    • 1
  • Cecilia K. Stashwick
    • 1
  • Angela D. Paradis
    • 1
  • William R. Beardslee
    • 2
  1. 1.Simmons Longitudinal StudySimmons School of Social WorkBoston
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryChildren's HospitalBoston

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