This report summarizes key findings from the second year of an evaluation of the California Mental Health Services Authority’s statewide prevention and early intervention programs.
Implementation and sustainability of an evidence-based program: Lessons learned from the PRISM applied to first step to success
We use the Practical, Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model to examine how the characteristics of an evidence-based program interact with those of participants to influence program implementation and continuation.
Report provides the results of a California survey of colleges and universities on mental health experiences and attitudes, perceptions of campus mental health services, and perceptions of overall campus climate toward mental health and well-being.
Does First Step to Success Have Long-term Impacts on Student Behavior? An Analysis of Efficacy Trial Data
The purposes of this study were to assess whether effects in student behavior and academics were maintained at follow-up and to examine the relationship of implementation fidelity to outcomes.
Assessing the Effectiveness of First Step to Success: Are Short-Term Results the First Step to Long-Term Behavioral Improvements?
This article reports on the effectiveness of First Step to Success, a secondary-level intervention appropriate for students in early elementary school who experience moderate to severe behavior problems and are at risk for academic failure.
The National Behavior Research Coordination Center: Coordinating Research and Implementation of Evidence-Based School Interventions for Children with Serious Behavior Problems
The U.S. Department of Education funded four Behavior Research Centers, each to test the efficacy of a separate intervention to improve the behavior of elementary school students with or at risk for serious behavior problems.
The authors describe how the Department of Education’s structuring of the initiative helped avoid many of the shortcomings of earlier federal cross-site demonstration programs and highlight the contributions of a research coordination center .
Designed for elementary school educators and school- and district-level administrators, this guide offers prevention, implementation, and schoolwide strategies that can be used to reduce problematic behavior that interferes with the ability of students to attend to and engage fully in instructional activities.