The Coping Power Program
Initiative Description: This study explored whether a classroom intervention directed at teachers and at all of the parents in the intervention classrooms enhanced the effects of the Coping Power program with at-risk children. Coping Power consists of two components (Parent Focus and Child Focus) designed to impact four variables that have been identified as predicting substance abuse (lack of social competence, poor self-regulation and self-control, poor bonding with school, and poor caregiver involvement with child).
Study Results: The Coping Power program, in conjunction with a classroom-level intervention, also reduced school aggression 1 year after the intervention was completed. In addition, it appears that the classroom intervention facilitates radiating effects on reduced substance use for other at-risk children in the same classrooms who did not receive Coping Power
Reference: Lochman, J. E., & Wells, K. C. (2003). Effectiveness of the coping power program and of classroom intervention with aggressive children: Outcomes at a 1-year follow-up. Behavior Therapy,34(4), 495-515. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0005-7894(03)80032-1
Level of Evidence: Very Good