Catch ‘Em Being Good:” An Extension Service and State School System Team Up to Promote Positive Outcomes for Youth

Kerri Wade, Allison Nichols

Abstract


This feature article describes a collaboration between the West Virginia University Extension Service and the West Virginia Department of Education to implement the “Responsible Students through School Wide Positive Behavior Supports” program (RS-SWPBS) throughout the state. A case study of Grandview Elementary School in Kanawha County illustrates the benefits that the collaboration brought to local youth. West Virginia Department of Education established the program and brought local schools onboard, while educators from the West Virginia University Extension Service became coaches and led the effort to collect and analyze data. Results included the development of positive behaviors, a decrease in negative behaviors, and the creation of a positive school climate.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2008.293

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