We have conducted five evaluations that demonstrate the effectiveness of the Kids Have Stress Too! and Stress Lessons programs with University of Toronto, York Region Public Health, and Ryerson University. Click here to access a summary of our various program evaluations.
Research confirms the positive impact of our programs with highlights below:
- parents reported a considerable increase in their ability to help their children cope with stress and reported an appreciable increase in their sense of competence to model and teach stress management techniques.
- students increased their knowledge of stress-related topics and coping mechanisms between the pre-test and the post-test.
- majority of respondents reported learning at least one new way to deal with stress and reported knowing more about stress after the workshop.
- teacher respondents found the resources helpful, useful and met their expectations in teaching students about stress and coping techniques.
We also conducted a program evaluation of our Stress Lessons Grades 7-9 program with Ryerson University. The evaluation concluded that the program had a positive impact on students and all students reported experiencing a greater behavioral engagement at school. See full program evaluation from Ryerson University.
We are currently conducting a program evaluation of our Stress Lessons: Tools for Resiliency Grades 9-12 program. Results and report are expected soon.