Initiative Description: Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) was implemented over a 10-week period and students received classwide explicit instruction for 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times per week.
Study Results: Increased prosocial behaviors and resulted in increased cooperative play among the three at risk students measured.
Reference: Bardon, L. A., Dona, D. P., & Symons, F. J. (2008). Extending classwide social skills interventions to at-risk minority students: a preliminary application of randomization tests combined with single-subject design methodology. Behavioral Disorders, 33(3), 141-152
Level of Evidence: Very Good