A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Evaluation of a Universal Healthy Relationships Promotion Program for Youth

This study evaluated the Health Relationships Plus program (HRP) with a group of Canadian youth. HRP aims to promote positive mental health and reduce bullying and substance misuse. Researchers found that HRP participation significantly reduced the odds of physical bullying victimization at one-year follow-up compared to the control group.

Authors: Deinera Exner-Cortens, David Wolfe, Claire Crooks, Deb Chiodo (2019)

Keywords: adolescents; bullying; mental health; prevention; substance misuse

Summary by: Courtney Cadieux, MA Candidate