Teacher’s Cartoon Part of a National Program

From the Tuscaloosa News:

When Adam Schwartz designed a cartoon for a class project while a student at the University of Alabama in 2007, he never expected it would become the new face of a program to help children at risk of behavioral problems.

Coping Power, an elementary school-based curriculum that teaches social and emotional skills, was developed by University of Alabama psychology professor John Lochman in the 1980s. Looking for a way to test the Coping Power program in schools, UA partnered with Xavier University and Schwartz, now a first-year assistant professor in telecommunications and film at UA, to create a series of educational cartoons based on the themes in Coping Power. The program received a $100,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop the cartoon series.

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To see video of one of the episodes visit, www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOKUSlqwH9w or to learn more about the program visit, www.copingpower.com.