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[DESSA Citation Summary] Efficient Implementation Monitoring in Routine Prevention Practice: A Grand Challenge for Schools

Study

Title: Efficient implementation monitoring in routine prevention practice: A grand challenge for schools.

Authors: Shapiro, V.B., Kim, B.K.E., Robitaille, J.L., LeBuffe, P.A., & Ziemer, K.L. DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.1086/699153

Suggested Citation: Shapiro, V.B., Kim, B.K.E., Robitaille, J.L., LeBuffe, P.A., & Ziemer, K.L. (2018). Efficient implementation monitoring in routine prevention practice: A grand challenge for schools. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 9(3), 377-394. https://doi.org/10.1086/699153


Summary

This study examined the relationship between teachers’ implementation of the PATHS curriculum and growth in student social and emotional competence as measured by the DESSA-mini. Findings revealed that growth of student social and emotional competence was predicted by teachers’ overall quality of implementation. Specific teacher characteristics influencing implementation quality were identified. including initial commitment to SEL, openness to feedback, and engagement with technical assistance providers. Guidance is offered for school staff responsible for monitoring SEL implementation.


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