Programs that Work
Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies (PATHS)
Healthy and Safe Children
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems
Children not experiencing anxiety or mood disorders, such as depression
Age of Child
Early Childhood (0-8)
Middle Childhood (9-12)
Type of Setting
Type of Service
Type of Outcome Addressed
Evidence Level (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs
Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies (PATHS) is a curriculum designed to be used in the classroom setting by educators and counselors to promote emotional and social competencies and to reduce aggression and behavior problems among elementary school-aged children. It is a universal program, and ideally initiated at the start of a child's schooling and continues through the end of elementary school. The program curriculum also includes information and activities for parents.
The Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies (PATHS) 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: