Recognized as an Evidence-Based Prevention Program by:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (SAMHSA) U.S. Department of Justice (OJJDP) Collaborative for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning (CASEL)
The nationally-acclaimed, evidence-based Stop and Think Social Skills Program is one of the top social skill/SEL programs in the country! It has been implemented in thousands of schools nationwide (and internationally) since 1990—primarily by classroom teachers (Tier I), and by counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals (Tiers II and III).
Focused on teaching students interpersonal, social problem-solving, conflict prevention and resolution, and emotional control and coping skills, the four Stop & Think levels (preK through Middle School) ensure that all skills are taught inappropriate, developmentally-sensitive ways.
Each level concentrates on 10 Core and 10 Advanced Skills. These are practical skills that help students to manage their own behavior and to successfully interact with others: Listening, Following Directions, Asking for Help, Ignoring Distractions, Accepting Consequences, Apologizing, Dealing with Teasing, Handling Peer Pressure, How to Set Goals.
The Stop & Think Social Skills kit comes with everything that teachers and support staff need to implement the program— Manual, Reproducible Forms, Posters, Cue Cards, and Stop & Think signs that remind students to use their social skills. An essential part of every teacher's classroom management program, the Stop & Think Program has consistently demonstrated its ability to decrease discipline referrals to the Office, increase positive classroom interactions, and help students and teachers to be more productive and successful.