Resources for Educators

Evidence Based Social/Emotional Programs

Evaluating Organizations

The 5 major entities which rate and endorse social and emotional prevention programs include:  

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), which has published The “Safe and Sound” guide to social and emotional learning programs (2003)

What Works in Character Education,  “A Research-Driven Guide for Educators Character Education Partnership” (from the White Paper What Works, 2005)

The U. S. Department of Education, “Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free School Programs”(2001)

The U. S. Department of Substance and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), (data base updated on 12/09).  

The Promising Practices Network (PPN) operated by the RAND Corporation, Programs that Work website