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Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention System

About This Resource

The Ripple Effects Whole Spectrum Intervention System (WSIS) is an integrated, technology-enabled system for effective, personalized, culturally competent, tiered interventions to address non-academic factors in school and life success. It is designed to enable youth-serving organizations to provide evidence-based, scalable, sustainable interventions to meet the diverse, individual needs of the whole spectrum of today's youth, in a whole spectrum of site-specific circumstances, with special attention to youth most at risk of school failure and related negative outcomes. Backed by decades of research and proven effective in 11 scientific studies, the WSIS integrates an accessible, multi-modal learning system, assessment, expert guidance, progress monitoring, professional development, and implementation support, all delivered through a comprehensive suite of software, print, video, and web-based tools and resources. The system is used in 500+ school districts across the U.S., both as a stand-alone intervention, and as a supplement to existing programs.

Learn More: 


National Dropout Prevention Center Registry

Rating: Strong Evidence


Cost Information: 

No cost information available


Parent manuals available in Spanish

Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Dropout Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Tier 3
  • Age Range: 

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High
  • Adult
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Inner City
  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Tribal
  • Urban