Prevention Strategies for At-Risk Students and Students with EBD in Urban Elementary Schools


This study evaluated a prevention program using "universal" interventions (i.e., classroom management, social-skill instruction, peer tutoring) for at-risk students and those with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) in urban schools. Direct observation and teacher reports indicated targeted students improved significantly in on-task behavior, positive recess interaction and play, aggression, out-of-seat behaviors, following directions, and disruptive behavior.


Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders from PRO-ED


  • Debra Kamps
  • Tammy Kravits
  • Julie Stolze
  • Brenda Swaggart

Prevention Level

  • Secondary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impacts

  • Classroom Level
  • Non-Classroom
  • Targeted Groups


  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Elementary School
  • Mental Health
  • Systems