From PATHS website:
"Over the past 35 years, more than 40 published research studies (by ourselves and others, both nationally and internationally) have documented the effectiveness of the PATHS® program and show that the PATHS® program is the best choice for achieving optimal educational success. A wide variety of results has consistently shown improvements in seven major goals of education needed for the development of healthy, happy children and future adults:
Improved academic achievement.
Decreased emotional suffering & behavioral problems
Increased happiness, health, and emotional well-being
Improved emotional literacy, self-control, & problem-solving skills
Healthy relationships and social skills
Preparation for the future: Workforce
Skills for the future: Life satisfaction, good health, & citizenship
This is the most prodigious evidence base for a specific SEL curriculum available by far. In other words, using the PATHS® program as a core aspect of education in the classroom is far more effective for reaching educational goals than traditional education has ever been or ever could be.
An updated version of the PATHS® curriculum was released in early 2011 which is organized into separate grade-specific classroom kits for PreK/Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4. and Grade 5/6. Replacement components are also available. For further information on ordering curricular materials, please go to https://pathsprogram.com/.
The PATHS® program is designed to be taught two or more times per week for a minimum of 20-30 minutes per day. Systematic, developmentally-based lessons, materials, and instructions are provided to facilitate emotional literacy, self-control, social competence, positive peer relations, and interpersonal problem-solving skills. Key objectives in promoting these developmental skills are to prevent and to reduce behavioral and emotional problems.