Program Name/Age, Grade Evaluated

Program Description


Personal and Social Assets

Features of Positive Developmental Settings

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Waysa

Grade: 6th

Location: Family, school, community

Sessions: 25 over school yr

Content: Social/cognitive skill-building to promote nonviolent conflict resolution and positive communication; activities included team building and small group work, role playing, and relaxation techniques

↑ Decision-making knowledge and use of peer mediation (not found on student self-reports of behavior however)

↓ Weapon carrying, in-school suspensions




Positive social norms; opportunities for skill building

School Transitional Environment Project

Grade: 6th–7th


Location: School, family

Sessions: Transition to middle school yr

Content: Students placed in cohort, homeroom teacher becomes adviser to cohort and liaison among student, family, and school.

Homeroom teacher meets with other teachers to identify students needing counseling or support

↑ Better adjustment on measures of anxiety, depression, self-esteem and delinquent behavior; better teacher ratings of classroom behavioral adjustment; grades and attendance patterns

↓ Levels of school transitional stress


Emotional and instrumental support; belonging; integration with schools

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