Positive Action

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Basic Information

Address: 264 4th Ave South Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone Number: (800) 345-2974
Fax Number: (208) 733-1590

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Positive Action

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Additional Information

Focus: Positive behaviors and Social and Emotional Learning
Director: Dr. Carol Gerber Allred, Ph.D.
Schools Served: Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade curricula, used nationally and internationally

Can be done in most any setting: classroom, office, community room, outside, etc.


Development of the Positive Action program began in 1973 by Carol Gerber Allred, Ph.D. while she was teaching High School English, Psychology and Speech. In 1977, she moved to an elementary school and began development of the elementary level of the program. In 1982, she founded the Positive Action Company.

Dr. Allred has continuously expanded and improved the program into today’s nationally and internationally acclaimed evidence-based Positive Action program. The program has since been used in all 50 states and internationally, reaching over 15,000 schools, community-based organizations, and other sites; over 5 million students.

Program Highlights:

The essence of the program is to emphasize those actions that promote a healthy and positive thoughts-actions-feelings cycle. The Positive Action program works through these concepts in a systematic way.

Program Information:

The Positive Action program is based on the intuitive philosophy that we feel good about ourselves when we do positive actions, and features scripted pre-K-12 lessons that are easy to teach and require little advance preparation. All the materials called for in each lesson are included in a Kit. These materials include posters, games, worksheets and puzzles.

There are also Kits for School Climate, Counselors, Community members and Family members. Positive Action has also developed supplementary Kits that are intended to complement the main Kits. The Drug Education and Bullying Kits provide additional lessons for these critical topics.

A lesson takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. There are approximately 140 lessons per Kit with materials for 30 students. Training is not necessary but is recommended for larger implementations.

Slogan: Empower Greatness