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Open Circle Curriculum

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Setting
       Elementary School
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

The Open Circle Curriculum is the classroom component of the Reach Out to Schools: Social Competency Program targeting elementary school students. This curriculum seeks to strengthen social competency skills in communication, self-control, and social problem-solving, to promote the creation of growth-fostering relationships, and to build a sense of community in classrooms and schools.

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Program Reviews

The Open Circle Curriculum program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

USDOE: Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools Programs 2001, pp. 89-91PDF file

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