Banner image for the Uses page, which depicts the three different tiers of Ripple Effects’ behavioral intervention program as three levels of a pyramid.

Multi-tiered, digital system of personalized, interventions and behavioral supports (MTSS)

No two schools are exactly the same, just as no two learners are the same. That’s why Ripple Effects technology-enabled planning, assessment, and intervention SEL tools are designed from the outset to be used in a multitude of ways, in a multitude of education, health and juvenile justice settings without any loss of fidelity. Thousands of schools use Ripple Effects to address behavior challenges (from blurting out to bias activity), develop social-emotional abilities (like empathy and impulse control), mitigate the impact of trauma (from natural disasters, to abuse and neglect), and promote equity (race, gender, class, religion, ability and disability). Because planning and needs assessment are partly automated, and all training and materials are “in the box,” fidelity is assured and strong positive outcomes are seen across multiple contexts.
“In our first year, referrals went down. We also see that students are building alliances and trust with each other and with teachers.” Elementary Principal, CA

1. Universal SEL and character education

For Tier 1, Ripple Effects personalizes universal SEL and character education, aligns with CASEL standards, supplements and supports other evidence-based programs, provides strategies for infusing into academic areas.  Learn more.

2. Targeted, tailored prevention – RTI

For Tier 2, Ripple Effects assessment and planning tools make it easy to identify both group and individual risk factors. Fully self-contained, multimedia apps deliver the targeted interventions directly to students, with adult facilitation and/or private student exploration. Lessons address various adverse childhood experiences, ethnic, religious and sexual harassment; substance abuse; bullying; bias activity; lack of impulse control, traumatic stress and more. Use preconfigured scope and sequences, or customize your own. Learn more.

3. Indicated intervention to turn things around

For Tier 3, Ripple Effects provides direct-to-learner, personalized, trauma-informed, “Urgent” intervention for fighting, harassment, bias activity and all common behavioral referrals. Use it within both PBIS and restorative justice frameworks in ISS/suspension alternatives, special education, counseling, health, mental health, and discipline settings, and to reduce disproportionate exclusion.  Learn more.

“In our first year, referrals went down. We also see that students are building alliances and trust with each other and with teachers.” Elementary Principal, CA