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ERIC Number: EJ1106202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0267-1522
Starting Strong: Feasibility of an Indicated Prevention Programme during the Transition to Kindergarten
Eisenhower, Abbey; Baker, Bruce L.; Taylor, Heather
Research Papers in Education, v31 n4 p377-398 2016
School-based mental health services are a promising context for evidence-based interventions to promote early socio-emotional development, yet implementation presents significant challenges. This paper describes the rationale, content and format of a school-based intervention, Starting Strong in Kindergarten (Starting Strong). Starting Strong is a 10 week, indicated prevention programme aimed at promoting positive student-teacher relationships and behavioural adjustment during the transition to kindergarten. This parent- and teacher-focused indicated prevention programme targets children with or at risk for disruptive behaviour problems. The paper describes feasibility results of a pilot study of Starting Strong's parent programme. Twenty-five families participated; rates of enrolment, attendance, retention, session engagement, homework completion, treatment fidelity and participant satisfaction suggest promising feasibility. School-based efforts targeting the transition to kindergarten may be helpful in improving behavioural and relational adjustment, especially for children who begin school with behavioural or relational risk.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Teacher Relationship Scale
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