Elementary school

Effectiveness Study of Tools for Getting Along, Teaching Students to Problem Solve

Authors : Patti Schank

Large-scale study of a social problem-solving curriculum in grade 4-5 classrooms of 60 elementary schools. Lead Investigators: W. Carl Sumi, Michelle Woodbridge Funder: U.S. Department of Education Dates: 2016-2021

Project SECURE: Keeping Kids Safe in San Francisco Unified School District

Authors : Patti Schank

Implementation and evaluation study of trauma-informed universal (Second Steps), secondary (Bounce Back), and tertiary supports (districtwide behavior support team) in 30 elementary schools in one urban school district. Lead Investigators: W. Carl Sumi, Michelle Woodbridge Funder: National Institute for Justice Dates: 2017-2020

Effectiveness Study of First Step to Success

Authors : Patti Schank

Large-scale effectiveness study of First Step to Success, an early intervention program for children in grades 1-3 with antisocial or aggressive behaviors, conducted in 48 elementary schools of 5 states. Lead Investigator:: Michelle Woodbridge Funder: U.S. Department of Education Dates: 2006-2011

National Behavior Research Coordination Center

Authors : Patti Schank

Research coordination center that worked closely with four university-based behavior research centers in conducting randomized trials of interventions for students with severe behavior problems in grades 1-3. Lead Investigators:: W. Carl Sumi, Michelle Woodbridge Funder: U.S. Department of Education Dates: 2004-2009

Celebrating how school social workers can help students Bounce Back even in virtual settings

Authors : Sara Gracely , Lauren Jackson

We celebrated National School Social Worker week from March 7 – March 13, 2021 as part of Social Work Month. This school year provided unique challenges for school social workers (SSWs) as well as opportunities for innovation.

Special educator reflections on distance learning during COVID-19

Authors : Melanie Chong , Samantha Peyton

Due to COVID-19, educators have been tasked with finding new ways to continue teaching their students virtually with little time to prepare. In particular, since the start of the school closures, federal requirements for (IEP) compliance have changed

Maintaining wellness in crisis: Boosting children’s emotional health

Authors : Jennifer Nakamura , Maddie Cincebeaux

Measures taken to address the spread of COVID-19, from precautionary social distancing to shelter-in-place orders, have dramatically impacted children and their families. In addition to navigating their own stress during a period of uncertainty and change, parents are faced with addressing the questions and concerns of their children, many of whom are spending significant amounts … Continue reading Maintaining wellness in crisis: Boosting children’s emotional health

What can parents do to prevent and address school bullying?

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Dr. Carl Sumi is an expert in student behavioral research and interventions. This is Dr. Sumi’s advice for parents who suspect their child may be experiencing bullying in school. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful  resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools  (CBITS) … Continue reading What can parents do to prevent and address school bullying?

5 “T” strategies for promoting student mental health

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Three and a half minute animated video describing ways that teachers can incorporate mental health practices into everyday classroom activities. Adapted from our How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 Ts blog.

How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instruction

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Three-minute animated video with tips for classroom teachers. Content adapted from our blog post, How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s.