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ERIC Number: ED525365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Coping Power. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Coping Power" is based on the earlier "Anger Coping Power" program. It emphasizes social and emotional skills that are needed during the transition to middle school. The program incorporates child and parent components. The child component consists of thirty-four 50-minute group sessions and periodic individual sessions over the course of 15-18 months, although the program can be shortened to fit into a single school year. Lessons focus on goal setting, problem solving, anger management, and peer relationships. The parent component is composed of 16 group sessions and periodic individual meetings. Lessons support the child component of the program and address setting expectations, praise, discipline, managing stress, communication, and child study skills. Three studies of "Coping Power" that fall within the scope of the Children Classified as Having an Emotional Disturbance review protocol meet What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. The three studies included 650 students who were at high risk for delinquent and/or aggressive behavior from grades 4 and 5 in Alabama and North Carolina. Based on these three studies, the WWC considers the extent of evidence for "Coping Power" on children classified as having an emotional disturbance (or children at risk for classification) to be medium to large for external behavior and small for social outcomes. The three studies that meet WWC evidence standards did not examine the effectiveness of "Coping Power" on children classified with an emotional disturbance in the emotional/internal behavior, reading achievement/literacy, math achievement, school attendance, or other academic performance domains. "Coping Power" was found to have positive effects on external behavior and potentially positive effects on social outcomes for children classified with an emotional disturbance. Twenty-three studies reviewed by the WWC investigated the effects of "Coping Power" on children classified as having an emotional disturbance (or children at risk for classification). Three studies (Lochman et al., 2009; Lochman, Boxmeyer, Powell, Roth, & Windle, 2006; Lochman & Wells, 2004) are randomized controlled trials that meet WWC evidence standards. The remaining 20 studies do not meet WWC eligibility screens or WWC evidence standards. Appended are: (1) Research details for Lochman et al., 2009; (2) Research details for Lochman et al., 2006; (3) Research details for Lochman and Wells (2004); (4) Outcome measures for each domain; (5) Findings included in the rating for the external behavior domain; (6) Findings included in the rating for the social outcomes domain; (7) Summary of other treatment group findings for the external behavior domain; (8) Summary of other treatment group findings for the social outcomes domain; (9) Glossary of terms and criteria for study rating, effectiveness rating, and extent of evidence; (10) Criteria used to determine the rating of a study; (11) Criteria used to determine the rating of effectiveness for an intervention; and (12) Criteria used to determine the extent of evidence for an intervention. (Contains 8 tables and 22 endnotes.)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail: info@whatworks.ed.gov; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; North Carolina
IES Funded: Yes