Sangath Research Results | CorStone

Research | Results

Measurable Impact | Research

CorStone develops and evaluates best practices for strengthening mental health and inner well-being in marginalized vulnerable youth and young women. Our programs are evidence-based, which means that we collect and analyze data to determine how effective our methods are over time. Our methods include:

Standardized measures for anxiety, emotional resilience, quality of life, social wellbeing, and other social emotional issues

Observers’ reports

Controls for socio-demographic differences in our study samples

Use of control group(s) wherever possible

Rigorous statistical analyses

With our dedication to demonstrating feasibility, effectiveness, and scalability, CorStone conducts research along with academic institutions, researchers, foundations, and others interested in furthering best practices in improving inner well-being in youth and young women.

Below we showcase research studies, white papers and presentations of interest to further this emerging field.

Check back often as we update our research frequently.

International Programs + Reports

Conferences + Presentations

Youth First + Resilience Outcomes | Frontiers in Psychiatry 2022

Promoting well-being and empowerment via Youth First: Exploring psychosocial outcomes of a school-based resilience intervention in Bihar,
Youth First Program | Bihar, India
NOV | 2022

Developing Resilience Intervention | Journal of Social Intervention 2022

Developing and piloting a resilience intervention in Bihar, India with the Self-help Resilience Project.
Girls First Program | Bihar, India
NOV | 2022

Girls First, Bihar India | Key findings Summary 2014-2020

Overview of key research findings + results from 2014-2020
Girls First Program | Bihar, India
FEB | 2021

EE4A Conference | Youth First Kenya Results 2019

Evaluation of an evidence-based resilience program on psychosocial wellbeing + education in Kajiado and Tharaka Nithi, Kenya.
Youth First Kenya
NOV | 2019

Self Help Group Program | Trial Report 2018

Detailed results of the CorStone Self Help Group Program conducted in 2016-17 working in partnership with Project Concern International and with support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CorStone Self Help Group Program
JAN | 2018

International Journal of Mental Health Systems | 2018

Outcomes of a brief mental health and resilience pilot intervention for young women in an urban slum
Quasi experimental study
Dehradun | North India

International Journal of Emotional Education | 2018

Training School Teachers to promote Mental and Social Well-being in Low and Middle Income Countries. Lessons to facilitate scale-up from a Participatory Action Research Trial.
Youth First in India
NOV | 2018

Girls First, Bihar | Randomized Controlled Trial 2014

Building Psychosocial Assets and Well-being Among Adolescent Girls
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The Methods of a multi-arm randomized controlled trial of Girls First, India
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Now I Have the Courage
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Overview + Summary of RCT Finding
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A psychosocial resilience curriculum provides the “missing piece” to boost adolescent physical health
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Applying Positive Psychology in Low-Resource Areas | 2014

Lessons from CorStone’s Girls First Program in India
World Congress of Positive Psychology Presentation
JUN | 2014

Risk + Protective Factors for Adjustment Problems among High-Poverty Adolescent Girls in India | 2013

How interventions that reduce pessimism and peer problems have potential to reduce the burden of mental ill-health among young women internationally.
Western Psychological Association Convention Presentation
APR | 2013

Girls Resiliency Program | 2011

Summary of Research Findings for the Children’s Resiliency Program for Girls in Surat, India.
World Congress of Positive Psychology Presentation
OCT | 2011

“No one ever told us that we have strengths.”

Girls First participant | Bihar, India


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