Adolescents with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk for depressive symptoms, poor coping and problem-solving skills, poor regimen adherence, and negative diabetes-specific health outcomes. Although a handful of psychological interventions targeting adolescents' poor behavioral and emotional functioning demonstrate beneficial effects on disease management and outcomes, no prevention programs exist that equip adolescents with behavioral skills and cognitive strategies necessary to reduce these risks. Therefore, the proposed research will test whether a diabetes-specific adaptation of a resilience promoting, depression-prevention intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes will reduce both the risk of poor psychological functioning and the risk of negative health outcomes over time.

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