PATHS® (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)

Graphic image of PATHS Model that outlines the program components, target areas and outcomes expected from program implementation

PATHS® is a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing aggression and behavior problems in elementary school-aged children while simultaneously enhancing the educational process in the classroom.

The curriculum is designed to be used by educators and counselors in a multi-year, universal prevention model. The PATHS® Curriculum was developed for use in the classroom setting with all elementary school aged-children.  Ideally it should be initiated at the entrance to schooling and continue through Grade 5 and be taught three times per week for a minimum of 20-30 minutes per day. The curriculum provides teachers with systematic, developmentally-based lessons, materials, and instructions for teaching their students emotional literacy, self-control, social competence, positive peer relations, and interpersonal problem-solving skills.

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