Partnerships and family engagement

Overcoming the early childhood suspension & expulsion problem

Authors : Editorial Team

If preschool is designed to set a foundation of learning for children, expose them to structure, and build social, emotional and behaviors skills, then what is happening to produce these alarming rates?

It takes a community: How a community school can serve the whole child and family

Authors : Betsy Davies-Mercier , Sara Gracely

In our work with schools, we often learn about innovative ways that educators and others can support students and their families. Our Student Behavior Research Team’s work with Project SECURE, funded by the National Institute of Justice, brought us to Hillcrest Elementary School,

Educating and speaking with children about racism

Authors : Yunsoo Park

Our Student Behavior Blog team at SRI Education is deeply heartbroken and outraged by the racism, brutality, and hatred that plague Black children, families, and individuals, not only with regard to recent events, but with recognition that these are pervasive issues they face in every moment of their lives. Consistent with our mission statement, we continue to strive to think about how we can conduct research, use data, and develop tools in meaningful ways that will reduce barriers and promote equity for students across our nation who continue to experience these longstanding injustices.

Positive Behavior Support at home

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

This award-winning 5 minute video from the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) offers a clear explanation of Positive Behavior Supports as well as ways that families can use them at home. Positive Behavior Support at Home from Association for PBS on Vimeo.

Food access for families with school-aged children during COVID-19

Authors : Sarah Dec

On a typical day, schools provide low- or no-cost lunch to 29.7 million children. As the COVID -19 pandemic stretches on and the unemployment rate continues to skyrocket, many families are finding it increasingly challenging to provide meals for their children.  National food assistance programs, community food banks, and local school districts have quickly stepped in to help ensure kids have consistent access to nutritious meals during these uncertain times.  

Our latest blog post provides information about how families may secure food for their children, and how you, can support organizations assisting families in need.  

Thinking about working with researchers at your school? See what one of our closest school partners has to say

Authors : Yunsoo Park , Betsy Davies-Mercier

Jennifer Donahue is a program administrator at the San Francisco Unified School District’s Student, Family and Community Support Department and has been a close partner of SRI’s Behavior Research team for many years. We recently interviewed Jennifer on what her experience has been and being involved in a researcher-practitioner partnership has benefited her programs.

Local trauma-informed care resources empower communities

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) discusses the benefits of collecting and sharing information about local community resources with participants in research studies. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful  resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on … Continue reading Local trauma-informed care resources empower communities

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?

Researcher-practitioner partnerships in implementing & evaluating evidence-based programs in schools

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Implementing and evaluating evidence-based programs (EBPs) in schools requires strong researcher-practitioner partnerships. Here’s what Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) says about the role of communication in implementing EBPs in schools. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful  resources … Continue reading Researcher-practitioner partnerships in implementing & evaluating evidence-based programs in schools

Benefits of working at a nonprofit research institute vs. academic university

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

What is it like to work for a nonprofit research center? See what Dr. Carl Sumi, Senior Principal Education Researcher at SRI International, says about working at a nonprofit research institute. 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 … Continue reading Benefits of working at a nonprofit research institute vs. academic university