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ERIC Number: EJ771346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
A Preliminary Outcome Study of Response Ability Pathways Training
Forthun, Larry F.; McCombie, Jeff W.
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v16 n2 p27-34 Sum 2007
Approximately 68 classroom teachers participated in a preliminary evaluation of Response Ability Pathways (RAP), a reclaiming training course for adults who work with children and youth. RAP offers basic training in the Circle of Courage Model and provides participants with general strategies for assisting youth who are experiencing challenges. The study used a post-test only design with two groups: a RAP trained group (n = 29) and a comparison group (n = 39). Based on responses to a series of questionnaires that were completed approximately 6 to 8 months following RAP training, RAP trained school personnel were (a) less likely to endorse causal factors to help explain student misbehavior, (b) more humanistic/cooperative in their orientation to student relationships, (c) less likely to use restrictive interventions, and (d) less likely to refer students to principals or counselors for possible disciplinary action. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Pupil Control Ideology Form