Initiative Description: The PATHS program, which incorporated role-play, social and self-reinforcement, story-telling, and modelling delivered in classrooms by trained teachers and focused on: techniques for self-control, emotional and interpersonal understanding, focusing specifically on recognizing and dealing with different personal problems, positive self-esteem, and improved peer communication and relationships.
Study Results: improvements in students’ emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity, peer problems, & consideration.
Reference: Curtis, C., & Norgate, R. (2007). An evaluation of the promoting alternative thinking strategies curriculum at key stage 1. Educational Psychology in Practice, 23(1), 33-44. doi:10.1080/02667360601154717
Level of Evidence: Good