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Research interests

Steven Day has consulted with foundations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and service providers about measuring the effectiveness of programs to improve the lives of children. He is co-author of the book Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs (Oxford University Press, 2009). Steve has a personal interest in developing children’s social skills to promote friendship and reduce bullying. He has been a part of the Making Choices program, creating social skills lessons for children in elementary school. He also believes that adolescents and children thrive in arts-based programs when they learn to do music, theater, dance, writing, performance, and studio arts. He has been an evaluation consultant to many arts programs for children and adolescents including the YouthArts program, a delinquency prevention research project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Department of Justice.

Education / Academic qualification

Master City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1992


  • delinquency prevention
  • Program evaluation
  • intervention research

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Projects 2006 2017

Research Output 2004 2016

  • 310 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Review article

Strengthening the Social Information–Processing Skills of Children: A Controlled Test of the Let’s Be Friends Program in China

Wu, F., Fraser, M. W., Guo, S., Day, S. H. & Galinsky, M. J. Sep 1 2016 In : Research on Social Work Practice. 26, 5, p. 525-538 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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information processing
Social Adjustment
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3 Citations
information processing
Automatic Data Processing
aggressive behavior
7 Citations

A Primer for the Design of Practice Manuals: Four Stages of Development

Galinsky, M. J., Fraser, M. W., Day, S. H. & Richman, J. M. 2013 In : Research on Social Work Practice. 23, 2, p. 219-228 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

best practice
social work
2 Citations

Integrating life skills into relationship and marriage education: The essential life skills for military families program

Carroll, E. B., Orthner, D. K., Behnke, A., Smith, C. M., Day, S. & Raburn, M. Oct 2013 In : Family Relations. 62, 4, p. 559-570 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The making choices program: Impact of social-emotional skills training on the risk status of third graders

Fraser, M. W., Thompson, A. M., Day, S. H. & Macy, R. J. Mar 2013 In : Elementary School Journal. 114, 3, p. 354-379 26 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

teacher rating
social competence