PA006: A Multilevel Framework for Increasing Social Support in Schools

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 10:00 AM–10:50 AM


This presentation reviews critical considerations for providing social support to school-aged children and adolescents. Specifically, it presents a range of evidence-based strategies for increasing this type of support in schools. Interventions are organized within a multilevel framework of service delivery that addresses student needs at the universal, targeted, and indicated levels of support. Overall, practitioners will learn about evidence-based strategies for creating welcoming school communities that center on supportive student, teacher, and peer relationships.


Sally L. Grapin, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ; Michael L. Sulkowski, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Philip J. Lazarus, PhD, Florida International U., Miami, FL