INDEPENDENT, EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH
REdS Independent Research of the Yello Dyno Curricula
Now in the fifth year of research, The Yello Dyno Child Protection Program™ is grounded in scientifically based research, which provides evidence that the program will help protect children from child predators as well as reduce violence and illegal drug use. Incidences of child abuse, drug abuse, peer pressure, Internet safety, sexual abuse, and violent kids are handled in a safer manner by students and reported to responsible adults. Conflict resolution is accomplished when children learn how to recognize and step out of dangerous situations. Children apply the “Tricky People” concept to behavior that is dishonest or dangerous to their safety. The Yello Dyno safety skills become a natural foundation for avoiding high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, prescription medicines, etc.), which are introduced and encouraged by peers. The results of the 2006 –2007 study reinforce the findings reported.
Self-Efficacy: The value of prevention education is difficult to qualify. The question is always one of self-efficacy: will a child, particularly a young child, be able to apply the knowledge in real life situations. Schools have acknowledged that students come forward with disclosures of “Tricky People” on a regular basis.
Adverse Effects: There were no adverse effects noted during the delivery of the curriculum. There could be a situation arise where the student could relay a story or situation that he or she have been confronted with. These incidents could cause the student to experience emotional outbreak or stress in reliving these experiences. Instructors are aware of policy that specifies the protocol for handling and reporting such situations. During the course of this investigation no such incidents were noted. Several positive instances, quite dramatic in their nature with children saving their own lives, did occur with students who were involved in the program or had previously been involved in the curriculum.
The Yello Dyno Program demonstrated the ability to produce significant positive outcomes related to the children’s recognition of potential danger from child predators and what steps to take to escape those dangerous situations. The program was implemented and evaluated in a population that had a large minority presence. It was found to be effective with all grades and performed especially well in lower grades (K & 1) were the level of exposure had been less.
The Yello Dyno Curriculum was implemented and evaluated during the 2005-2006 school year. The evaluation of the curriculum was conducted in the public schools settings. The program evaluation involved 8182 children in grades K-3. The Treatment group consisted of 4212 students and the Control group was made up of 3970 students. The sample consisted of 47.9% female. The students were in grades K, 1, 2, and 3. The sample was relatively balanced across grade levels. The majority of the sample was from Ector County public schools in Odessa, Texas. There was a small sample included in the study from New York City public schools. The sample size associated with New York was 288 students. The participating schools were assigned by random draw.
Artists in Schools, Arts in Education
New York's School Districts
"I am a professor at Montclair State
University in New Jersey. Last spring, one of my classes did a project
regarding a bill to mandate abduction education through New Jersey Schools...
It was a report advising the Senate Committee working on the...bill that
it should be more comprehensive than just abduction and it also had a
rating system of all of the programs that my students reviewed. Yello
Dyno came in first in every category."
1. Independent, Evidence-based Research
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