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Transcript of Second Step
Early Learners- Pre-K
Middle School- 6-8
Second Step is taught with...
Classroom based lessons
Grade level kits
Short weekly lessons
Take home materials
Video and web based activities
Second Step teaches students how to...
empathize with others
manage their own emotions
Low academic achievement
Second Step promotes...
success in schools
Second Step is for...
: Male and Female
Race / Ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Grade level kits = approx. $350-$450.
K-5 Kit = approx. $2,500*
"Overall, Schick and Cierpka found significant improvements among students in the experimental group in measures of anxiety, but there were few significant differences in other measures" (as cited in crimesolutions.gov, n.d.).
"Teachers reported fewer antisocial behaviors among Second Step participants compared with similar students who did not receive the intervention" (National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, 2014)
rating given by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.(2014)
Pros and Cons (Personal Opinion)
Age appropriate curriculum
Many resources and extra materials
Easy to implement
Some positive impacts
Some decreased negative behaviors
Could be funded by Title I.
Studies show minor effectiveness
requires consistency and teacher motivation
Time consuming material
Only available in two languages
No high school curriculum
*Commitee for Children (2015)
Commitee for Children, (2015) Retrieved from http://www.cfchildren.org/
National Institute of Justice, (n.d.), Second Step®: A Violence Prevention Curriculum, Retrieved from https://www.crimesolutions.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?ID=221
US Department of Health and Human Services, (2015), Second Step, Retrieved from http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=66