Paths

Objectives

The purposes of the PATHS Program are to enhance social and emotional competence and understanding in children, as well as to develop a caring, pro-social context that facilitates educational processes in the classroom.

 

Overview

The PATHS® (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies) Curriculum is a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing aggression and behavior problems in primary school-aged children, while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom. This innovative curriculum is designed to be used by educators and counselors in a multi-year, universal prevention model. Although primarily focused on the school and classroom settings, information and activities are also provided for use with parents.

 

Outcomes

Children who participate in the PATHS Program will:

  1. Decrease aggressive/disruptive behaviours
  2. Increase concentration/attention
  3. Increase social and emotion competence

Target Population

PATHS can be implemented with a variety of types of children from Pre-school to Primary 6.