Raising Healthy Children
Initiative Description: The Raising Healthy Children program incorporated (a) teacher interventions (workshops, classroom coaching, monthly booster sessions), parent interventions (workshops and in-home problem-solving sessions) and student interventions (summer camps and in-home services).
Study Results: (a) higher teacher- and parent-reported academic performance and students’ commitment to school, (b) higher teacher-reported social competency, and (c) decreased in teacher-reported (students’) antisocial behaviors.
Reference: Catalano, R. F., Mazza, J. J., Harachi, T. W., Abbott, R. D., Haggerty, K. P., & Fleming, C. B. (2003). Raising healthy children through enhancing social development in elementary school: Results after 1.5 years. Journal of School Psychology, 41(2), 143. doi:10.1016/S0022-4405(03)00031-1
Level of Evidence: Good