Initiative Description: 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. The program resulted in lower levels of children’s self-reports of hostile attributional biases and depression symptoms.
Study Results: Fewer depressive symptoms.
Reference: Jones, S. M., Brown, J. L., Aber, J. L., & E. (2010). three year cumulative impacts of the 4rs program on children’s social emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes. Society for Research on Educational. Retrieved.
Level of Evidence: Very Good