Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR)



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School Climate and Social-Emotional Supports


Designed by a 9th grade counselor, Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is rooted in the belief that growth is possible for every school, with the same teachers and the same students.  The BARR model uses eight interlocking strategies that facilitate real, meaningful relationships.  Guided by those relationships and real-time data, BARR educators are able to intervene with students at the right time to keep them on track.

Initial BARR model implementation occurs over the course of three years and includes two days of training each year, both in-person and remote coaching, professional learning communities, access to all of the necessary BARR materials and curricula, and annual reports.


Jennifer Urciaga
Phone: 651-231-4875