The 4R Program
Initiative Description: The 4Rs program delivered a social & emotional learning program that was integrated into the language arts curriculum for children in grades K-5. Teachers delivered 3 quarters of a lesson in the 4Rs curriculum per week during the first year of the program, which averaged about 40 minutes a week
Study Results: The program resulted in lower levels of children’s self-reports of hostile attributional biases and depression symptoms.
Reference :Jones, S. M., Brown, J. L., & Aber, J. L. (2010). Three Year Cumulative Impacts of the 4Rs Program on Children’s Social-Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Outcomes. Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C.
Level of Evidence: Very Good