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Second Step

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Molly Cunningham

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Transcript of Second Step

Character Education and the Second Step Program
Early Learners- Pre-K
Elementary- K-5
Middle School- 6-8
Outcomes
Second Step is taught with...
Classroom based lessons
Grade level kits
Short weekly lessons
Daily activities
Take home materials
Video and web based activities
Second Step teaches students how to...
learn
empathize with others
manage their own emotions
solve problems
Second Step
Prevents...
Problem behaviors
Antisocial behavior
Peer rejection
Low academic achievement
Impulsivity
Second Step promotes...
success in schools
connectedness
safety
respect
Second Step is for...
Students
Gender
: Male and Female
Geographic Locations:
Urban
Suburban
Rural/Frontier
Race / Ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White
The Research...
Cost...
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)
2.4
rating given by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.(2014)
Pros and Cons (Personal Opinion)
PROS
CONS
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
High Cost
Only available in two languages
No high school curriculum
*Commitee for Children (2015)
References
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
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