Zippy’s Friends Program
Initiative Description: a universal intervention program to strengthen children’s ability to cope with stress, led to positive effects on teacher-reported classroom social climate and academic achievement.
Study Results: the program had a positive effect on the social climate in the classroom, reduced bullying and improved academic skills.
Reference: Holen, S., Waaktaar, T., Lervåg, A., & Ystgaard, M. (2013). Implementing a universal stress management program for young school children: are there classroom climate or academic effects? Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 57(4), 420-444. doi:10.1080/00313831.2012.656320
Level of Evidence: Very Good