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The effectiveness of SIS has been tested using behavioral and self-report measures with follow-up periods as long as 19 months after training
   

After SIS, youth are about 4 times less likely to have substance abuse related school suspensions.

High school students who receive SIS training are 4.5 times less likely to have juvenile criminal police offenses such as assaults, vandalism, burglary, runaway, etc., compared to youth who did not have SIS training for 19 months after training. Juvenile criminal police offenses were not found to be different for the two groups for six months prior to the SIS training for the treatment group.
 
After SIS, precocious sexual behavior, pregnancy, and fights that lead to violence are reported to cease.
 
Statistically significant increases in behavioral intentions to implement constructive decisions in difficult situations have been found in all age groups in schools, juvenile detention and probation, group homes, alternative schools for pregnant teens and teens with other problem behaviors and in chemical dependency treatment.
 
After SIS, adults and youth, have statistically significant increases in quality of life and empowering communications/behavior that count oneself, others and issues, and reductions in disempowering communications such as people-pleasing, blaming, bullying, being sarcastic, threatening, carrying grudges, lecturing or playing smart, disrupting, "spacing out" or being irrelevant.
 
After SIS in residential chemical dependency treatment with adults SIS leads to significant decreases in disempowering communications/behaviors, alienation/normlessness and leaving treatment against medical advice,
Last Updated ( Monday, 18 April 2016 )
 

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