Educators & MH Professionals

Explore the links below that provide information, help and insight that many educators and mental health professionals have found helpful.

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The Daily Report Card

The Daily Report Card (DRC) is the most widely studied and frequently recommended classroom interventions for students with ADHD (U.S. Department of Education, 2008). Studies have documented the efficacy of the DRC when used individually or as part of a multi-component intervention system (Fabiano et al., 2010; Owens et al., 2008; Vannest et al., 2010; Wells et al., 2000).

Click here to get more information and materials on The DRC.

Click here to see a preview of our online DRC program (DRC.O).

Screening for Social and Behavioral Functioning

About 15 to 20% of children in the United States ages 6 to 17 years old have social, emotional , or behavioral problems; yet very few of these children receive adequate care. Left unaddressed, such problems place children at risk for school drop-out, substance use problems, criminal behavior, and physical and mental health problems in adulthood, and are costly for the education, healthcare, and justice systems. One way to prevent negative outcomes associated with these problems is to provide early intervention programs in schools or community agencies. However, for children to be referred to these services, they must first be identified. Because systematic universal screening facilitates such identification, we encourage school professionals to consider the integration of universal screening procedures and follow-up supports for those identified as at risk into their yearly procedures. Below are several tools that can be used to screen for risk for social and behavioral problems in elementary school students.

Classroom Performance Survey

The Classroom Performance Survey (CPS) is an 18 item questionnaire that can be administered to middle and high school teachers to gather information about a student’s academic and interpersonal strengths and weaknesses. The version available for download from this website has been modified based on research conducted by the Center for Intervention Research in Schools (Brady, Evans, Berlin, Bunford, & Kern, 2012).

Download The CPS

For normative data and score interpretation guidance, please refer to the following article.

Brady, C. E., Evans, S. W., Berlin, K. S., Bunford, N., & Kern, L. (2012). Evaluating school impairment with adolescents using the classroom performance survey. School Psychology Review, 41 (4), 429-446.

Research on Youth Risk Behaviors

Evidence Based Prevention and Intervention

School Based Mental Health: Policy and Initiatives

Supplementary Resources

For more resources to help educators and mental health professionals utilize evidence-based tools in the community, we also recommend The Community Toolbox set of community toolkits.