PATHS Therapeutic After School Program
Children exposed to violence often struggle with appropriately expressing their emotions in social settings like school. Recognizing this problem prompted us to create our therapeutic after school program (now known as PATHS) in 1987 to help children ages 6–11 reduce violent behavior through social and emotional learning, character development, and anger management.
The research-based PATHS intervention and prevention curriculum (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) builds healthy problem-solving and life skills necessary throughout students’ lives. Our groups integrate children identified by the Monroe County Department of Human Services to be at high risk for exposure to violence with children at lower risk, providing a range of social skill levels and positive behavior role models. Students practice healthier choices in the safe environment of PATHS Club and are supported as they generalize these newly learned behaviors at home, in school, and within the community.
Jody Todd Manly, Ph.D.
Special Thanks To Our Funder
Monroe County Department of Human Services