Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)« Back to list
|Category||Type||Target Age Group||Setting||Outcomes||Source of Rating|
|Proven Programs||Antisocial Behavior||
||Decreased report of conduct problems, including aggression
Increased ability to tolerate frustration
The PATHS (Providing Alternative THinking Strategies) curriculum is a program for educators and counselors that is designed to facilitate the development of self-control, emotional awareness, and interpersonal problem-solving skills. The curriculum consists of an Instructional Manual, six volumes of lessons, pictures and photographs, and additional materials. A research book is also available. PATHS is designed for use with elementary school- aged children. The purposes of the PATHS Curriculum are to enhance the social competence and social understanding of children, as well as to facilitate educational processes in the classroom.
An effective social-cognitive program is important because children often exhibit difficulties in social problem-solving, self-control, affective understanding, and self-esteem. The PATHS Curriculum provides teachers and counselors with a systematic developmental procedure for enhancing social competence and understanding in children.
PATHS has been translated into Dutch, French, and Hebrew. It is used in a variety of schools for normal, deaf, and other special needs children in The Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Wales, Norway, Canada, Australia, and Israel. In the United States, it is currently being used in sites in Washington State, Texas, Kansas, Illinois, South Carolina, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. PATHS is one of a number of interventions that is central to the Fast Track Prevention Project being carried out at the University of Washington, Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and Penn State University, which involves 30 schools in North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington State and Pennsylvania.
Children in grades K-6
For more Information or to find Technical Assistance, visit:
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)
PATHS Training LLC
Carol A. Kusché, Ph.D.
PATHS Training LLC Phone and FAX: (206) 323-6688
References and/or Published Evaluations
PATHS has been selected as one of the 10 Blueprints for Violence Prevention. A book designed for schools and communities explains the essentials of PATHS, its implementation, and research evaluation findings. This book may be ordered on the Blueprints Website at http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/index.html.
Promoting Social and Emotional Development in Deaf Children: The PATHS Project, by Mark Greenberg and Carol Kusche, is available through the University of Washington Press.
Toll-free number: 1-800-441-4115
Fax: (206) 543-3932
For further information, contact: Mark Greenberg, Ph.D., program developer at firstname.lastname@example.org._ Back to Top
Provided by PATHS Training, LLC, September 2010
- Has this program been replicated at other sites? If so, how many and where are they?
This program has been replicated in sites worldwide - Singapore, Thailand, England, Canada, etc. and throughout the United States. There are too many to count at this point. The PATHS training coordinator can put you in contact with a site that would mimic your demographics.
- Is there a formal curriculum or program guidelines in place? What is the approximate cost for these materials?
Complete program: Instructor's Manual, 6 Curriculum Manuals, "Feelings" Supplements, Posters, Turtle Puppet, Turtle Stamp and Pad.
Complete PATHS Program (Basic Kit and Turtle Unit) $799
PATHS Basic Kit (Grades 1-6) $699
PATHS Turtle Unit (Kindergarten) $209
Prices effective January 1, 2009, subject to change without notice
The PATHS Curriculum may be obtained from:
Channing Bete Company
One Community Place
South Deerfield, MA 01373-0200
Phone: (877) 896-8532
Fax: (800) 499-6464
For materials, ask for the Prevention Science Customer Service
- What kind of training and technical assistance is available for this program?
Trainings are for two days and cost $4000 plus trainer expenses. Up to 30 participants may attend and the trainer comes to your site. A one day booster session is also available for the cost of $2000 for the day for the day and the trainer's expenses. On-going consultation may occur at $50 per hour. Training workshops are led by certified, experienced trainers who help participants gain in-depth knowledge of the program's contents and intended goals.
The training contact for PATHS is:
PATHS Training LLC
Telephone: (615) 364-6606
- Once the program has been implemented, can an organization obtain assistance with fidelity monitoring or quality assurance?
On-going assistance is offered through consultation (see training response).
- Can an organization obtain assistance with data collection or measurement of outcomes?
We offer measures for evaluation and implementation quality but do not offer data collection or analysis. Evaluation tool online: http://www.channing-bete.com/tool/500465A-Path_Eval_tools2.pdf
- Which local stakeholders should participate in order for this program to be successful?
Classroom teachers, other educators, and youth leaders who work with elementary-age children.