Evaluation of an Educator-Delivered School-Based Stress Management Program for Adolescents
This study sought to determine if educators could deliver StressOFF Strategies (SOS), a brief classroombased stress management program (Shapiro & Heath, 2013) to students and to evaluate educators’ perspectives on SOS delivery. Seventeen educators participated in a two-day training and delivered the program to 555 adolescents (51.4% female; Mage = 14.45 years, SD = 0.74). Student evaluations revealed equivalent student satisfaction with educator and SOS team delivery on students’ program rating; furthermore, 100% of educators strongly agreed (38.5%) or agreed (61.5%) that SOS was relevant, met their expectations, and was feasible within their school. Implications for schools and educators will be discussed.