Connect with Kids, founded in 1998, is an instructional media company that produces documentary programs for television and evidenced-based video programs and resources for schools with a focus on student behavior, parent engagement and social and emotional issues. Using the power of storytelling and peer-to-peer learning, Connect with Kids programs spark a connection among parents and their children, while inspiring positive behavior and cultural change. CWK owns one of the nation’s largest non-fiction multimedia libraries, with more than 6,000 hours of video featuring real kids and teens sharing their true stories, along with expert advice and the latest research. Our print resources include family viewing guides, lesson plans, and educational curricula that address today’s most important parent and teen topics.
Who uses Connect with Kids resources?
Students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, parent coordinators, school medical staff, social workers, probation officers, hospital personnel and more use Connect with Kids multimedia resources. Any adult who wants to help improve the lives of children and facilitate a connection among parents and children will find that Connect with Kids is a great tool.
Is there research supporting Connect with Kids programs?
Connect with Kids programs are evidence-based. Connect with Kids appears as an “Effective Producer” of programs on the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse List. Research shows that schools using Connect with Kids programs experienced:
• A decrease in physical and verbal aggressive behaviors among students.
• A decrease in the likelihood of students using drugs and alcohol.
• An increase in positive social and emotional behaviors among students.
• Improved communication among students, teachers and parents.
Read more at http://cwknetwork.com/research.