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Positive Action

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

Positive Action (PA) is an integrated, comprehensive, and coherent program that has been shown to improve academic achievement and behaviors of children and adolescents 5 to 18 years old in multiple domains. It is intensive, with lessons at each grade level (from kindergarten to 12th) that are reinforced all day, school wide, at home, and in the community. It includes school, family, and community, components that work together or can stand alone. For students, Positive Action improves: 1) Individual self-concept 2) Academic achievement and learning skills, 3) Decision-making, problem solving, and social/interpersonal skills 4) Physical and mental health 5) Behavior, character, and responsibility. PA improves school climate, attendance, achievement scores, disciplinary referrals/suspensions, parent and community involvement, services for special- need and high-risk students, efficiency and effectiveness. Positive Action positively affects instruction and classroom/school management skills of school personnel through improved self-concept, professionalism and interpersonal/social skills and in turn, has a positive impact on their personal lives. Finally, Positive Action helps families by improving parent-child relations and overall family attitudes toward and involvement in school and the community.

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Name: Carol Gerber Allred, Ph.D.
Site or Location Name: Positive Action (PA)
Positive Action, Inc., 264 4th Ave., South
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: (208) 733-1328