Students build skills, address personal challenges
Every year we get reports about some of the real world students who use Ripple Effects to positive effect. Here are some of the reports we’ve heard from the field.
- Students in tech savvy schools find a blended approach of live and computer-based SEL training make their learning easier, more personal
- Students preoccupied with parents’ divorce, death of a pet, or being left out, learn strategies for dealing with anger, fear, grief, loneliness
- Children who suffer from physical or sexual abuse learn they aren’t alone, didn’t cause it, and who and how to ask for help
- Students referred for defiant or disruptive behavior privately explore what they think is behind their behavior, from learning differences, to domestic violence, to peer pressures, to perceived discrimination
- Students who are being bullied, harassed, or exploited, learn to recognize, report and resist sexual harassment and serious aggression
- Young people learn the real dangers of prescription drugs and develop assertiveness and coping skills to strengthen their ability to resist the temptation to use
- Teens who are depressed, or cut themselves to relieve pressure they often can’t name, begin to understand their own behavior, learn cognitive-behavioral strategies to control it
- Kids who have not seen self-control modeled at home, learn it in a safe setting without stigma
- Students who feel the sting of racial discrimination learn strategies both for dealing with their feelings, and for confronting the policies and behavior that cause them distress
- Students in mental health facilities get to choose the direction of their therapy and get more of it in the same amount of time
It is this very personalized approach to building social-emotional strengths that we believe accounts for many of the Ripple Effects’ positive impacts, with diverse groups of students across diverse settings.
See the long list of topical doors into Ripple Effects for Teens and Ripple Effects for Kids (Coming soon)