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Recognizing Individual Success and Excellence (RISE)

The RISE Program is a school-based, multi-faceted program which addresses the needs of children who are displaying signs of anti-social behaviour in the classroom, home and community.

The RISE Program is approximately 4 months in duration and has four components:

  • One–to–One Support provides the child with an opportunity to discuss challenging issues. The child will set personal goals, practice social skills and develop effective problem solving skills.
  • Group gives the children the chance to practice and enhance the skills they have learned during their one–to–one sessions, in a small group setting.
  • Recreation allows the children to participate in different recreational opportunities. It encourages them to interact with other children in a pro-social manner, in a large community setting.
  • Family Support includes contact meetings and a parent/caregiver education group. A Children’s Activity Group is available for siblings.

Inclusionary Criteria:

  • Children 6 to 9 years old, who live in Peel Region
  • Children experiencing difficulties in the home, school or community in the areas of aggression and poor social skills
  • Children presenting with several of the following: low self-esteem, poor socialization skills, non-compliant behavior, school problems or aggressive behaviour

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