Initiative Description: RAP Club, a 12 session school based trauma informed group intervention co-facilitated by a mental health counselor and a young adult community member that utilizes evidence-based congnitive behavioral and mindfulness strategies.
Study Results: Improved emotion regulation, social and academic competence, classroom behavior, and discipline.
Reference: Mendelson, T., Tandon, S. D., O’Brennan, L., Leaf, P. J., & Ialongo, N. S. (2015). Brief report: moving prevention into schools: the impact of a trauma-informed school-based intervention. Journal of Adolescence, 43, 142-147. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.05.017
Level of Evidence: Good