Welcome to Project ASPEN
Project ASPEN collects and disseminates quality research and evidence-based information
on best practices related to adolescent mental health promotion.
Project ASPEN is a collaboration between a team of researchers from Rutgers University and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Jersey (NAMI NJ) that is funded by a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation (Active Surveillance of Policy Ecosystems and Networks [ASPEN] to Enhance Brokering of Research Evidence into State Policymaking).
General resources on anxiety and depression in children
New Jersey specific resources, including support organizations and screening policy information
Information about policies promoting adolescent mental health interventions
Links to guidelines regarding identification and treatment of adolescent depression
Tools and instruments for assessing adolescent depression
Links to organizations that provide support for families dealing with adolescent depression
Multifaceted school-based programs to address mental illness
Evidence based guides for treating adolescent depression