Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)

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Program/Intervention Name

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)


Social/emotional functioning, Social competence/prosocial behaviors, Conflict management, Problem solving, Coping-stress management, Decision making and self-esteem

Program/Intervention Description

A classroom-based social emotional learning program for elementary students to reduce aggression and behavior problems in children. The PATHS curriculum teaches skills in five conceptual domains: self-control, emotional understanding, positive self-esteem, relationships, and interpersonal problem solving.

Intervention Target Population Identified (Age Group)

0-5, 6-12

Program Goals/Outcomes

Increased educational engagement, Decreased child problematic behaviors, Decreased negative mental health symptoms (child)

QIC Target Group

General - 3

QIC Adoption/Guardianship Relevance Levels

LEVEL 6: General Population

QIC level of Evidence

LEVEL 1: Effective and proven by Research

Intervention Web Site/URL

Contact Person/Purveyor


Channing-Bete Company

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(800) 477-4776

External Links (Registry/Other Catalog)