The Coping Power Program
Initiative Description: A child-oriented booster preventive intervention with children who had previously received an abbreviated version (24 child sessions, 10 parent sessions) of the Coping Power targeted prevention program. Coping Power is a targeted prevention program for late-elementary students exhibiting aggressive behavior. The child group component of the program is delivered in the school setting while the accompanying parent group component has been delivered in school or community center settings. The parent component of Coping Power included 10 parent group sessions that were offered 1–2 times per month during the 5th-grade year.
Study Results: There was a positive long-term (i.e., 3-year) effects on a range of teacher-rated child externalizing problem behaviors subsequent to the Coping Power intervention, but no effect by booster.
Reference: Lochman, J. E., Baden, R. E., Boxmeyer, C. L., Powell, N. P., Qu, L., Salekin, K. L., & Windle, M. (2014). Does a booster intervention augment the preventive effects of an abbreviated version of the coping power program for aggressive children? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42(3), 367-381
Level of Evidence: Very Good