TABLE 7-1 Examples of Interventions Specifically Targeted to Depression in Parents




Population and Demographics


Prevention of Parents’ Depression

ROSE Program (Reach Out, Stand Strong, Essentials for New Mothers)

Interpersonal psychotherapy-based group intervention

Zlotnick et al. (2001, 2006)

Nondepressed pregnant women with at least one risk factor for depression (assessed by risk survey)

Prenatal clinic


Four weekly 60-minute group sessions delivered during pregnancy. Second trial included a 50-minute booster session after delivery


First trial

n = 35

Age: 23.4 (mean)


46% Caucasian

54% Non-Caucasian

SES: Receiving public assistance

Single-parent: 77%

Exclusion/inclusion criteria not reported





Second trial

n = 99

Age: 22.4 (mean)


28% Caucasian

44% Hispanic

17% African American

2% Asian

8% Other

SES: Receiving public assistance

Single-parent: 67%

Excluded: Substance abuse disorder; any current mental health treatment


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