Determining Risk Level
“I appreciate how it was made easy to repeat and use successfully”
“I thought the concept of Icing was a great way to teach kids”
“This was helpful to understand how to teach youth on empathy and the importance”
“It was very interesting and learned a lot in a fun setting”
“Come back for a visit, you have lifted my spirit more than I expected!”
“Simple, to the point, organized”
“My favorite part was that it was all about the youth changing their own thinking, not us trying to give them the answer”
“Organized, handouts were useful, good material overall”
“I liked the concepts in the anger chain. I think the kids would be able to grasp this and relate it well”
“Love the anger meter and hassle logs. I will use these individually in therapy”
“I liked the hand on approach of getting to actually practice the skills”
“The implementation discussion, help save me valuable time as a manager”
“The community implementation was principles directly related the Mental Health Care environment”
“Really appreciate the simplicity of the model; also the building process and repetition”
“I feel both the Trainers work well together and have a passion for this program”
TIER 1: Lowest risk or standard youth. General classroom, youth that is not exhibiting any behavior problems outside of normal development. They are rarely sent out of the classroom. Teachers are able to manage them without needing any additional help. Home is not a concern and parents report age appropriate behavior. All kids still need social emotional learning throughout their education! It will change the culture of your school! The PEACE Program has a Universal School-Wide Curriculum delivered through one lesson a week in a classroom setting. The lessons are easily connected to core curriculum requirements.
TIER 2: Youth is starting to exhibit behaviors that are resulting in negative outcomes. Office referrals, suspensions, truancy, Teachers are asking for help, and parents may report disruption at home. Due to their higher risk level, these youth need “targeted” lessons of social emotional learning. They work individually with a school counselor or in a small group of other TIER 2 kids, receiving a more specifically targeted pullout PEACE Curriculum. The pullout lessons include demonstration and youth practices of: Empathy, Essential Social Skills, Anger Control, and Character Education. The lessons are delivered one or two times a week for 40min to an hour. Along with this, they continue to receive one lesson a week in their standard classroom.
TIER 3: This is the highest risk population. They are involved in the Juvenile Justice System, possibly for multiple offenses. They are not able to have success in a classroom and are likely to have multiple suspensions from school or in an alternative school setting. Home disruption is common, they are acting out aggressively, and damaging/stealing property. Through their behavior, these youth is showing they do not have the foundation of social emotional learning and they need a curriculum that is specific, clear, simple, and teaches the concepts in a repetitive way (We must assume this population has never received social emotional learning tools). This strict model must be provided 3-4 times a week with 1 hour lessons and includes definition of concepts, demonstration, and practice.