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ERIC Number: ED465934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 26
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Early Prevention of Violence: The Impact of a School-Based Program in Social Skills and Conflict Resolution Learning.
Munoz, Marco A.
Recognizing that violent behavior is a complex phenomenon that is manifested in many different ways, the focus of this paper is to inform the development and implementation of school-based violence prevention strategies. The Second Step Program of the Jefferson County Public Schools is highlighted as an example of a successful violence prevention program for kindergarten through middle school aged children. Second Step is designed to prevent aggressive behavior by increasing prosocial behavior, reflected by competence in peer interactions and in interpersonal conflict resolution skills. Based on the habits of thought model that violence can be unlearned, Second Step includes activities to help students acquire empathy, impulse control, problem solving, and anger management skills. An evaluation of the program revealed that the Second Step curriculum provides positive effects on the central measures of empathy, impulse control, problem solving, and anger management. (Contains 39 references and 3 tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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