Positive Action promotes social-emotional and character skills, resulting in healthy childhood development. The program is based on the intuitive philosophy that we feel good about ourselves when we do positive actions. Its Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle (TAF) illustrates how this works in life: our thoughts lead to actions and those actions lead to feelings about ourselves which in turn lead to more thoughts.

Problem Areas Addressed:

  • absenteeism and a lack of commitment to school
  • bullying and appropriate behavior toward peers and others
  • substance use and peer pressure to engage in risky behaviors
  • physical, mental and family health

Skills Built:

  • self-concept
  • positive actions for body and mind
  • managing self responsibly
  • treating others well
  • truth-telling to self and others
  • ongoing self improvement

Age/Grade Level: 4th through 6th grade

Setting: Small-group, pull-out program during the school day, full classroom lessons, or after-school, small or large group lessons

Format: Series of 10 to 20 lessons during the school year; 30-45 minutes each

Effectiveness:

Program outcomes range from increased academic achievement to dramatic reductions in problem behaviors. These results have been replicated in diverse settings and feature the most rigorous efficacy study designs available.

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