History
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Development of the Positive Action program began in 1973 by Carol Gerber Allred, Ph.D. while she was teaching High School English, Psychology and Speech. In 1977, she moved to an elementary school and began development of the elementary level of the program. In 1982, she founded the Positive Action company. The company is located in Idaho, with offices in Boise and Twin Falls.

Dr. Allred has continuously expanded and improved the program into today’s nationally and internationally acclaimed evidence-based Positive Action program. The program has since been used in all 50 states and internationally, reaching over 15,000 schools, community-based organizations, and other sites; over 5 million students.

Development Timeline

1973
Initial Planning
1977
Development Begins
1983
Grades 1 - 6 Released
1986
Kindergarten Released
1987
Elementary Drug Released
1988
Grades 1 - 6 Refreshed
1989
Grade 7 Released
1989
Elementary Climate Released
1990
Grade 8 Released
1990
Middle School Drug Released
1990
Media Training Released
1994
Ongoing Training Released
1995
Family Kit Released
1995
Counselor Kit Released
1996
Orientation Training Released
1998
Community Kit Released
1999
Conflict Resolution Released
2000
Secondary Climate Released
2003
High School 1 - 4 Released
2006
Family Classes Released
2006
Grade 4 Refreshed
2007
Grade 6 - 7 Refreshed
2007
High School 1 - 4 Refreshed
2008
Grade 3 Refreshed
2009
Grade 1 - 2 Refreshed
2009
High School 2 Refreshed
2009
Pre-Kindergarten Released
2010
Middle School Drug Refreshed
2010
Bullying Released
2011
Grade 5 Refreshed
2011
Kindergarten Refreshed
2011
Grade 8 Refreshed
2011
High School 3 Refreshed
2011
Bullying Refreshed
2012
Ongoing Training Refreshed
2012
Orientation Training Refreshed
2012
Pre-Kindergarten Refreshed
2015
Grade 4 Refreshed