Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Skills program has been shown to be effective through its use at various schools around the country and all over the world for over 25 years. Below are independent evaluations from across the nation, as well as a link to testimonials for some of Kelso’s thousands of fans.

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Results and testimonials information sheet

An informative sheet containing testimonials and brief results statistics.
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School Evaluations:

Davis County School District (Spring 2010)

Davis, California
Synopsis: School counseling results report. Contains basic results and teacher testimonials.
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Lincoln Elementary School (2007-2008)

Ellensburg, Washington
Synopsis: Recognition and behavior change report. Includes pre- and post-test data.
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Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (2002)

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Synopsis: Effectiveness in teaching pro-social nonviolent conflict resolution skills. Includes pre- and post-test data.
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“Building Self-Efficacy in Peer Relations: Evaluation of a School-Based Intervention” (2015)

This study revealed four major findings, including: (a) Kelso’s Choice contributes to the
development of student’s social self-efficacy and demonstrates a “staying power” over time;
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“Character Education in America’s Blue Ribbon Schools: best practices for meeting the challenge” (2003)

By Dr. Madonna Murphy, Professor of Education & Director of the Center for Character Education
University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois
Synopsis: Descriptive, documentary, and qualitative research conducted on the award-winning school applications in the US Department of Education’s Elementary School Recognition Program (the Blue Ribbon Schools).
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“1001 Great Ideas for Teaching & Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s” (2004, 2010)

Synopsis: Kelso’s Choice was recommended as a tool for parents and educators to use with children with Autism or Asperger’s to achieve success at home, in school, and in the community. The book selected effective resources that spoke to the variety of developmental levels, learning styles, and abilities inherent in children with autism or Asperger’s.
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honorable mentions:

Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement (2005)

Anchorage School District, Anchorage, Alaska
Synopsis: Study of programs and their effectiveness in improving the community.
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Check out our Customer Reviews to see what other counselors, teachers, and even parents think about
Kelso’s counseling programs. Click here.

grant resources

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Details the purpose, components, and the ASCA national standards of the program.

Sample ASCA National Standards Kelso’s Choice Presentation PDF

Sample ASCA National Standards Kelso’s Choice presentation – Powerpoint

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