Our future goal is to provide an evidence-based, reading-independent tool, Ripple Effects for Teens; it includes 403 reading independent tutorials that provide personalized guidance that zeroes in on the particular risk and protective factors that affect student behavior, motivation, learning and connectedness. It provides cognitive-behavioral training to turn students around.
While recognizing risks, the program focuses on building strengths, especially in core social-emotional abilities that are correlated with academic achievement and resilience. From truancy to vandalism, sexual harassment to violence and bullying, you can simply assign students time on that topic and check the easy-to-use management system to make sure they’ve completed the necessary tutorials. Interactive games and exercises help them understand the reasons behind their actions and learn proven effective strategies for changing their behavior.
Tested with NIH funding, Ripple Effects for Teens has been shown to reduce risk, enhance protective factors, improve behavior and raise grades for Black, Latino and Caucasian students from traditional, alternative, charter and continuation schools in rural and urban settings.We looking for sponsors for this program as well; we need laptops and/or Ipads to hold the software that will be purchased from Ripple Effects.