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Coping Power
Children Identified With Or At Risk For An Emotional Disturbance

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.

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.

Findings

3
studies that met standards out of
5
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
External behavior Positive effects 4-5
 
 
8
Social outcomes No discernible effects 4-5 --

Last Updated: October 2011

Race

Black
75%
White
32%
Not specified
1%

Gender

Male: 69%
Female: 30%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Small Group

Urbanicity

Suburban
Urban

Locations

AL, NC
South


Related Resources

This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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