Initiative Description: An intervention theoretically grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the development of coping skills. It provided a carefully designed progressive series of skills practice using interactive teaching methods, including whole class, group, and individual tasks. Lessons were designed to guide children to recognize their own emotional symptoms, to reduce avoidance coping strategies and to focus on proactive means of problem-solving and seeking support.
Study Results: Reduced anxiety & improved coping skills.
Reference: Collins, S., Woolfson, L. M., & Durkin, K. (2013). Effects on coping skills and anxiety of a universal school-based mental health intervention delivered in Scottish primary schools. School Psychology International, 35(1), 85–100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143034312469157.
Level of Evidence: Very Good