Maytiv conducted two wide-ranging assessments of the Center’s intervention program in schools from 2010 to 2012 for research purposes. The first study followed 1,038 seventh, eighth and ninth-graders for the duration of the program at middle schools in the center of Israel. The second study examined the impact of the intervention program on 2,517 pupils from six middle schools around the country. The research findings demonstrated a clear connection between participation in the intervention program and lower levels of emotional distress, expressed by a significant decrease in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and general distress. In addition, significant correlation was found between participation in the program and a rise in positive emotions, optimism, improved self-image, improved sense of capability, a decrease in the level of violence in the schools, and improvements in academic achievement, expressed by a clear rise in grade point averages.
Additional information can be found in our printable Research Report.