Modifying an Evidence-Based Summer Treatment Program for Use in a Summer School Setting: A Pilot Effectiveness Evaluation

Briannon C. O'Connor, Katy E. Tresco, William E. Pelham, Daniel A. Waschbusch, Elizabeth M. Gnagy, Andrew R. Greiner

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This report evaluates a pilot implementation of a modified version of the Summer Treatment Program (STP; Pelham et al. in Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents. The Guilford Press, New York, 2010) as an afternoon adjunct to a mandatory summer school curriculum in three inner city elementary schools (Summer School STP; SSSTP). Using preliminary post-test measures, the SSSTP was compared with afternoon adjunct programs implemented in two comparison schools. Students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade who failed to meet grade-level requirements for grade promotion were required to attend the program and served as participants (SSSTP n = 585; Comparison n = 686). Measures collected include the following: student self-reports, teachers' program evaluations, staff evaluations (of students, program, benefit to self), staff ratings of benefit to junior counselors (i. e., adolescent employees), and independent observations. Results suggest that the SSSTP is an acceptable and feasible adjunctive intervention for the summer school setting in inner city schools. Further research is needed to examine academic and therapeutic benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
JournalSchool Mental Health
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

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O'Connor, Briannon C. ; Tresco, Katy E. ; Pelham, William E. ; Waschbusch, Daniel A. ; Gnagy, Elizabeth M. ; Greiner, Andrew R. / Modifying an Evidence-Based Summer Treatment Program for Use in a Summer School Setting : A Pilot Effectiveness Evaluation. In: School Mental Health. 2012 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 143-154.
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In: School Mental Health, Vol. 4, No. 3, 09.2012, p. 143-154.

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