REP is a targeted Tier 2 intervention for students at risk for internalizing concerns, such as depression and anxiety. A series of studies have provided evidence of REP efficacy, usability, and feasibility. Our team is in the midst of an ongoing project, which is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The purpose of the project is to refine and enhance REP, while also yielding pilot efficacy results that will inform future large-scale testing.
The broader REP intervention is intended for students in Grades 4-8. It is built upon three major components:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Instruction: Students are taught key coping and problem-solving skills across five lessons in a small-group setting.
- Check In/Check Out: Students meet with their teachers and a mentor on a regular basis to receive feedback regarding their behavior. Students also have the opportunity to receive rewards contingent upon their appropriate behavior.
- Resilient Families: Parents/caregivers are provided important information and resources to support their child’s emotions and behavior in the home.