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Title: Early Risers
Description: Early Risers is a multi-year prevention program for elementary school children demonstrating early aggressive and disruptive behavior. The program includes two child-focused components and two parent/family components. The WWC reviewed 13 studies that investigated the effects of Early Risers on children classified as having an emotional disturbance. Two studies are randomized controlled trials that meet WWC evidence standards without reservations. The two studies included 30 schools with 389 children from kindergarten to second grade exhibiting signs of early aggressive behavior. Based on these two studies, the WWC found Early Risers to have no discernible effects on external behavior and emotional/internal behavior and potentially positive effects on social outcomes and academic performance for children classified as having an emotional disturbance.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: June 2012
Web Release: June 5, 2012
Publication #: WWC IRSNER12
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.