Replication Study of BEST in CLASS: Coaches’ perspectives on implementing an evidence-based practice in typical settings

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BEST in CLASS is a tier 2 intervention to prevent and reduce challenging behaviors and promote appropriate behaviors in preschoolers. Through coaching, early childhood teachers are empowered to deliver evidence-based practices with children at risk for social-emotional and behavioral delays. In this presentation, we will share coaches’ perspectives about the successes and challenges they experienced implementing BEST in CLASS under real-word conditions in Head Start classrooms.

Conference: National Center for School Mental Health: 2023 Advancing School Mental Health Conference

Presenters: Carl Sumi, Dan Cohen, Michelle Woodbridge (SRI International), Ally Montesion, Maureen Conroy (University of Florida), Kevin Sutherland (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Presentation Date: December 6, 2023


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