R.Ed.I.’s research utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) developed by the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).The research is conducted by: ARTGEM LLC, demonstrating that the show is a viable means to inspire positive life change in teens and adults after seeing the show.
School drama departments or community and professional theaters with outreach programs that choose to produce and present the STAND UP! show can expect the following:
84.3% Respondents know someone who would benefit from seeing the show
92.2% Respondents felt the show would foster communication on the topics
94.2% Respondents believe the show can inspire a positive life behavior, attitude, intention or perception change for those who see it
70.4% Respondents reported the show inspired them to re-think or change a behavior, attitude or perception
26.6% Respondents reported the show encouraged them to seek help with an issue they might be struggling with
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- 100% of respondents reported they were “extremely” or “very” satisfied with the project
- 90.0% of respondents reported they were “extremely” or “very” satisfied with the performance itself.
- 88.9% of respondents agreed STANDUP! was an effective way to provide their students with information, resources and encouragement regarding emotional and behavioral health issues.
- 100%of respondentsagreed they would want STAND UP! to perform at their school again in the future.
- 100% of respondents agreed the STAND UP! show increased dialogue between students and school personnel related to the issues discussed in the show.
- 55.6% of respondents agreed requests for assistance and referrals for services increased in their school after the show.
- 80.0% of respondents agreed the STAND UP! Performance positively influenced their school’s culture around discussing and seeking help for emotional and behavioral health issues.
- 80.0% of respondents agreed the STAND UP! Project allowed or will allow them to enhance or create prevention programming at their school related to emotional and behavioral health issues.