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Early Risers
Children Identified With Or At Risk For An Emotional Disturbance

Early Risers was found to have no discernible effects on external behavior and emotional/internal behavior, and potentially positive effects on social outcomes and academic performance for children classified as having an emotional disturbance.

Early Risers is a multi-year prevention program for elementary school children demonstrating early aggressive and disruptive behavior. The intervention model includes two child-focused components and two parent/family components. The Child Skills component is designed to teach skills that enhance children’s emotional and behavioral self-regulation, positive peer relationships, and academic success. The Child School Support component aims to identify areas of difficulty in the classroom and creates individualized plans to address those difficulties during the course of normal school activities. The Parent Skills component is delivered in “family night” group sessions and is intended to promote parents’ abilities to support their children’s healthy development by teaching skills that address positive parent–child relations, effective discipline practices, and parent involvement in school. The Family Support component is delivered via home visits to identify basic needs and health concerns and then implement plans designed to assist families in achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Findings

2
studies that met standards out of
2
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Academic achievement Potentially positive effects K-2
 
 
3
Emotional/internal behavior No discernible effects K-1 --
External behavior Potentially positive effects K-2
 
 
4
Social outcomes Potentially positive effects K-2
 
 
7

Last Updated: June 2012

Race

Black
84%
White
89%

Gender

Male: 63%
Female: 36%

Delivery Method

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Individual

Urbanicity

Rural
Urban

Locations

MN
Midwest


Related Resources

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

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