Educational or Curriculum

The Early Risers Program

Initiative Description: The Early Risers conduct problems prevention program: targets early elementary school-aged children who show early behavioral and social adjustment problems. The intervention is delivered by a school practitioner, referred to as the “family advocate,” who provides a coordinated package of child-focused skills training and school support interventions along with parent education/skills training and family support interventions over a two-year period.

Study Results: Results showed that there was a statistically significant change in aggression, withdrawal, externalizing behavior problems, and internalizing behavior problems. Statistically significant pre- to posttest difference was also found in behavioral and emotional strengths and in academic enablers.

Reference: Bloomquist, M. L. . bloom008@umn. ed., August, G. J. ., Lee, S. S. 1. leexx310@umn. ed., Lee, C.-Y. S., Realmuto, G. M. ., & Klimes-Dougan, B. (2013). Going-to-scale with the Early Risers conduct problems prevention program: Use of a comprehensive implementation support (CIS) system to optimize fidelity, participation and child outcomes. Evaluation & Program Planning, 38, 19–27.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good