The Student Support Services of the Alamance-Burlington School System supports the health and wellness of students and their families. Our role includes serving as an advocate, a coordinator, a consultant, and a liaison between school, home and the community. In addition, our Student Support Services staff helps guide and influence positive school policies and works to create important systematic changes. Each area of our team is essential to making Student Support Services work for our students and families!
About Connect with Kids
Founded in 1998, Connect with Kids, Inc. is an instructional media company that produces video documentary programs for television, and evidenced-based, multimedia programs for schools with a focus on student behavior, social and emotional well-being, and parent engagement. Using the power of storytelling and peer-to-peer learning, Connect with Kids programs spark emotional connections and inspire positive behavior among students and cultural change within schools and communities. Connect with Kids owns one of the nation’s largest non-fiction multimedia libraries, with more than 6,000 hours of video featuring real kids and teens sharing their real stories, as well as leading experts sharing practical and proven advice. Our video resources — complete with educational curricula — address topics such as bullying prevention; drug and alcohol prevention; academic motivation; life skills and character development; health and wellness; attendance; career readiness, and more.
Research and Methodology
Connect with Kids has been designated an “Effective Producer” of programs by the U.S. Department of Education and appears on the prestigious U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse List. Research shows that schools using Connect with Kids programs experience:
- A decrease in physical and verbal aggressive behaviors among students.
- A decrease in the likelihood of students using drugs and alcohol.
- An increase in positive social and emotional behaviors among students.
- Improved communication among students, teachers and parents.