Behavioural Monitoring and Reinforcement Programme

Blueprints approved

BMRP is a two year school-based early intervention programme for children aged 12 to 14. It focuses on behaviour modification, reinforcement of academic performance and obeying school rules. BMRP focuses on enhancing positive pupil behaviour, attendance and academic achievement through consistent rewards and monitoring. The programme also aims to reduce substance use, criminal activity and arrests.

Target group BMRP is targeted at adolescents aged 12 - 14 years who are at high-risk of school failure, as indicated by at least two of the three following criteria: low academic motivation, family problems, and frequent or serious discipline referrals.
Focus of intervention
  • Individual and peer
  • School and work
Level of intervention
  • Promotion
  • Universal prevention
  • Selective prevention
Outcomes affected
  • Doing well in school
  • Good behaviour
  • Not using substances
Impact of intervention

Crime: -0.56
Employment: 0.71
Truancy: 0.70
Grade Point Average: 0.79*

*statistically significant at p<0.05

Figure(s) taken from this report.

Risk & protective factors targeted

Cost-benefit analysis

Source of benefits

Contact information

Brenna H. Bry, Ph.D.
Rutgers University Grad. Sch. of Applied & Professional Psychology
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
USA

bbry@rci.rutgers.edu

Local authorities running the intervention in the UK
  • None known at present

Please contact us if you are running this intervention in the UK.