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Coping Power Program

About This Resource

The Coping Power Program is a preventive intervention for selected at-risk students. The program typically serves students in late elementary school (e.g. 5th and 6th grade) who exhibit aggressive behavior. The program consists of 34 group sessions for children and 16 group sessions for parents delivered over 16 months plus approximately six brief individual sessions per student. The child sessions target risk factors for substance abuse, delinquency, and conduct problems and use cognitive-behavioral techniques to teach self-regulation, conflict resolution, and social skills. The parent component focuses on stress management, communication, and behavior management. (Source)

Washingnton State Institute of Promising Practices benefit-cost report (rated: Research-Based)

Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Promising


National Dropout Prevention Center Registry

Rating: Moderate Evidence


Washington State Institute for Public Policy Registry

Rating: Research-based


What Works Clearinghouse Registry



Cost Information


Who This Resource Is For


  • Groups
  • Marijuana Use Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Age Range: 

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Inner City
  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Urban