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Raising Healthy Children (formerly known as the Seattle Social Development Project)

Program Overview


Kevin Haggerty, Ph.D.; J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.; Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D.


Program Summary

The Raising Healthy Children program uses a school-wide, multi-year social development approach to positive youth development. The approach incorporates school, family and individual programs to promote key elements that research has shown are critical for creating strong connections and bonds that children need to succeed in school and life: opportunities, skills, and recognition. The program creates strong connections in students’ lives by committing to comprehensive school wide action to strengthen instructional practices and family involvement.


Target Population

The program was designed for and tested with elementary school youth. Suggested target populations include middle school and high school youth.


Program Setting

The program was designed to be implemented in various settings including in school classrooms, at home, and in summer camp. It was evaluated in elementary schools.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Social Development Research Group
UW Box #358734
9725 Third Ave NE, Suite #401
Seattle, WA 98115
Ph: 206-685-1997

For training and support, please contact:

See above

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: No

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: No

Languages available: English