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Behavioral Health

Poor social skills, emotional health issues, and behavioral health problems are on the rise among students in general education settings. Students with or at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders, with learning disabilities, and those who experience acute or chronic trauma often face serious behavioral and academic challenges. Some sources estimate that about one-third of students fail to learn because of psychosocial problems that interfere with their ability to engage in instructional activities.

By evaluating school-based behavioral health interventions and professional development efforts, SRI provides high-quality evidence and actionable recommendations for improving students’ behavior and academic competencies. Our goal is to help district and school personnel develop supportive environments and implement effective strategies and policies that promote positive behavior, enhance protective factors, increase academic engagement, and improve academic performance.

Projects

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

SRI Education is assessing whether the Second Step and Bounce Back programs of Project SECURE improve elementary school students’ academic and behavioral outcomes, especially regarding school disciplinary consequences.

Efficacy Study of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom for High Schools

Efficacy Study of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom for High Schools

SRI Education is evaluating the efficacy of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (DSC), a positive and proactive approach to classroom management developed by Safe & Civil Schools. SRI will assess whether DSC helps improve high school teachers’ classroom discipline practices and students’...

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

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

Efficacy Study of Foundations, School-wide Positive Discipline for Middle Schools

Foundations is a comprehensive approach to behavior management that guides school staff in designing a proactive and positive schoolwide discipline plan. Foundations is designed to help educators and support staff expand skills in effective supervision, discipline, positive behavior support, and...