A cluster randomised controlled trial evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis of the Roots of Empathy schools-based programme for improving social and emotional wellbeing outcomes among 8-9 year olds in Northern Ireland

Aideen Gildea, Sarah Miller, Paul Connolly, Seaneen Sloan, Frank Kee

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Abstract

A substantial body of evidence suggest that well designed school based prevention programmes can be effective in improving a variety of social, health and academic outcomes for children and young people. This poster presents the methodology for evaluating the Roots of Empathy (ROE) programme. ROE is a universal programme delivered on a whole-class basis for one academic year. It consists of 27 lessons that run over a school year and is based around a monthly classroom visit by an infant and parent, typically recruited from the local community, whom the class 'adopts' at the start of the school year. The evaluation aims to evaluate the immediate and longer term impact of ROE on social and emotional wellbeing outcomes among 8-9 year old pupils, as well as evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the programme.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014
EventUK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies: 5th Annual UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Conference - Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201420 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceUK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Studies: 5th Annual UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period19/06/201420/06/2014

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