Brain Works & Coping Skills for Kids

This resource is based on research on pre-teens' coping challenges during the critical transition period from elementary to middle school. A national group of educators, emotional health and teacher education experts helped to create an open-access, "virtual classroom" where 9-12 yr. olds learn about brain and behavior changes during early adolescence. This nonprofit, free resource is based on research with over 700 students in elementary grades 4-6. The resulting website launched in early 2008 has been utilized by nearly 90,000 visitors including pre-teens, teenagers, their parents, educators and counselors throughout the world and from every state in the U.S.