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A Software Tool to Help Children Build Resilience and Handle Non-Academic Issues

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Ripple Effects for Kids is an evidence-based tool for children to develop their resilience and the ability to handle non-academic issues that arise and get in the way of their school success. The goal of the program is to develop kids who know themselves, stand up for their beliefs, solve problems, feel for and connect with diverse others, and do well in school.

The software includes 175 interactive, reading-independent tutorials that foster social-emotional areas such as empathy, impulse control, emotion management, assertiveness, decision-making, community connection, and self-understanding. The software addresses topics through methods such as peer modeling, true stories, media analysis, journaling, self-profiles, and games.

A an evidence-based version of the tool is also available for teens, Ripple Effects for Teens.