ERIC Number: ED460988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Second Step[R]: A Violence Prevention Curriculum. Middle School/Junior High Level 3 Skillbuilding Lessons.
"Second Step" is a series of curricula for preschool through junior high/middle school students that addresses the issue of interpersonal violence among adolescents. It is designed to reduce their impulsive and aggressive behavior while increasing their levels of social competence through empathy training, interpersonal problem solving, behavioral skills training, and anger management. At the middle school/junior high school level, "Second Step" has three sets of lessons, one for each year of implementation. The 15 lessons in the Level One curriculum are "foundation lessons." This curriculum contains Level Three lessons for the third year of implementation. These eight lessons essentially extend and reinforce the lessons from Levels One and Two. The lessons are divided among the following units: (1) "Understanding the Problem"; (2) "Training for Empathy"; (3) "Anger Management"; (4) "Problem Solving"; and (5) "Applying Skills." Each lesson contains discussions of concepts, objectives, preparation, teacher notes, a lesson script, role plays or activities, homework, and extended ideas. A Teacher's Guide introduces the curriculum and suggests best ways of presenting the lessons. Transparencies for lessons are included, and 31 resources are listed for further information. (Contains 82 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Behavior Patterns, Curriculum Guides, Empathy, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Prevention, Skill Development, Student Attitudes, Teaching Guides, Training, Violence
Committee for Children, 2203 Airport Way South, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98134-2027. Tel: 800-343-1223 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Committee for Children, Seattle, WA.
Identifiers: Second Step Violence Prevention Program
Note: For other "Second Step" guides, see ED 365 739-742 and UD 032 695 and 697. This document is accompanied by a 24-minute videotape titled "Work It Out" and a 6-minute videotape titled "With Friends Like You" which are not available from ERIC.