What: The Positive Action program teaches that you feel good about yourself when you think and do positive actions. Using a proven set of tools, Positive Action illuminates the essential elements of achievement as well as the value or importance of those elements. This establishes a pre-condition for retaining knowledge and information. Objectives are accomplished through a comprehensive system including K–12 Instruction Curriculum, Climate Development Kits, Drug Education, Conflict Resolution and Counselor components. Each kit contains an Instructor’s Manual with scripted lessons; prepared materials such as posters, music, puppets, games, music, stickers, activity sheets or booklets; plays; and other items and age-appropriate activities.
Who: Schools (public, private, charter and alternative) implement the program. Social workers, providers of juvenile-justice or high-risk-student programs, before- and after-school and community programs, and others also find it useful. Positive Action produces its strongest results in areas with high mobility rates, diverse ethnic groups, and high levels of poverty.
Academic achievement improved by up to 75%
Absenteeism reduced by up to 45%
Truancy reduced by up to 13%
Suspensions reduced by up to 80%
Violence reduced by up to 85%
Drug, alcohol, tobacco use reduced by up to 71%
General discipline reduced by up to 90%
Criminal bookings reduced by up to 94%
Self-concept improved by up to 43%
70% fewer incidents of substance use
18% more students above average on Grade 8 NRT reading/math
70% fewer violence-related incidents
50% less violence
Up to 15% improved achievement test scores
49% fewer incidents of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use
Why: The program aims for realistic goals, and its tools work. Across the country, Positive Action helps individuals acquire the real-life social and work skills that are essential precursors for lasting success and happiness. Our studies report excellent results (see box at right).
and organizations of all kinds, across the United States and overseas,
implement Positive Action because it works in urban, suburban, or rural areas with different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic levels. Positive Action also can be used in before- and after-school programs, community programs such as Boys and Girls Club, and countless other settings.
When: Right now is the best time to start Positive Action. These concepts are appropriate any time and apply to every situation because the program is flexible and may be implemented in a variety of ways.
How: Before beginning the program, each site chooses a Positive Action Coordinator and Committee to guide implementation. The program can be taught by Positive Action staff or your own classroom teachers, facilitators, aides, counselors or therapists, parent volunteers or others. The Levels of Implementation Plan helps you decide which lessons will achieve maximum results. In addition to training, we can assist in organizing, planning, and implementation; and help coordinate resources and funding.
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