The Character Effect™

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Developed by experts at Beech Acres Parenting Center and Children, Inc., The Character Effect™ is a flexible developmental framework that brings together mindfulness and character strengths into an effective curriculum that promotes happiness and improves overall well-being in your school.

The Character Effect™ is designed to improve student’s self-control, increase their classroom participation, cultivate an atmosphere of respect for others and boost their overall self-acceptance. A dedicated Character Effect Specialist works in your school to bring The Character Effect™ to life.

The Character Effect™ begins with your teachers, focusing on mindfulness and building on their strengths. 46% of teachers report high daily stress impacting their students’ ability to reach their academic potential and successfully navigate their social environments. The Character Effect™ may mitigate the negative impacts of this daily stress.

Teachers bring The Character Effect™ to life in the classroom by discovering and developing each student’s strengths. Focusing on strengths rather than trying to fix what’s broken creates a positive culture in the classroom. Mindful moments keep students in the moment and focused on learning.

Parents are encouraged to be involved in the program. Understanding their child’s strengths and encouraging mindfulness at home creates a common language that deepens the connection between home and school. Fun family engagement events led by our staff reinforce mindfulness and focus on strengths bringing the valuable benefits of The Character Effect™ outside the classroom.

Imagine what this year could look like if you take the time to genuinely connect with your family and with yourself by focusing on your strengths, taking time for mindfulness and being more intentional with the time you have together? Take some mindful time to build on your family’s strengths with this fun activity.

Get started by completing the VIA Survey of Character Strengths. You may have taken personality tests that focus on your negative or neutral traits, why not take an assessment that focuses on your best? The VIA Survey of Character Strengths will help you identify and understand the 24 strengths everyone has inside them. After you’ve completed the assessment you can scroll to the bottom to see your results.


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