The PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) program (pilot version)
Initiative Description: The program implemented an adapated intervention for 2nd and 3rd graders with various mental and physical disabilities consisting of 60 20-30 minute lessons which were taught approximately 3x per week.
Study Results: It was successful in reducing teacher-reported internalizing and externalizing behaviors two years after the intervention and decreased depressive symptoms reported by students
Reference: Kam, C. M., Greenberg, M. T., & Kusche, C. A. (2004). Sustained effects of the PATHS curriculum on the social and psychological adjustment of children in special education. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 12(2), 66-78
Level of Evidence: Excellent