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Program Overview Presentation
Presentation Overview Topic Meet Committee for Children presenters: Meaghan Fleming and Michael Moretsky. What is the program? Why use the program? How do you teach it successfully? What resources are available? Questions
Michael Moretsky Client Outreach Representative Michael Moretsky Client Outreach Representative , ext Meaghan Fleming Client Outreach Representative , ext
What Is the Program?
It is a universal, classroom-based program designed to: Decrease problem behaviors Increase students' school success Promote social-emotional competence and self-regulation Introducing the Second Step Program!
Program Materials: K–3 Kits Lesson Cards Unit Cards Puppets Posters Teaching Materials Binder Online Resources Song CD DVD Listening Rules and Skills for Learning Cards
Program Materials: 4–5 Kits Posters DVD Unit Cards Following Through Cards Online Resources Lesson Cards
Grade 6 Grade 7 Posters DVD Binder: Lessons, Academic Integration Activities, Homework, Family Letters, Formative and Summative Assessments Grade 8 Program Materials: 6–8 Kits Online Resources
Skills for Learning Listening Focusing attention Following directions Using self-talk Being Assertive
Brain Builder Games Overall message: Your brain can get stronger and smarter with practice and effort Executive Function skills Games with rules Played several times per week, K-3 (5mins) Lessons in grades 4 and 5 also begin with an activity
Empathy Identifying and understanding feelings Respecting similarities and differences Showing care and compassion Conversations skills, joining groups, making friends
Emotion Management We feel feelings in our bodies Managing frustration Calming down strong feelings Managing anger Managing accusations, disappointment, anxious and hurt feelings Handling put downs Managing test anxiety Resisting revenge and avoiding jumping to conclusions
Problem Solving Solving problems Playing fairly Taking responsibility Solving classroom problems Solving peer exclusion problems Handling name calling Dealing with peer pressure Dealing with gossip Seeking help when you need it
Second Step Middle School Program
Actively listening Respecting others ideas Including everyone Being open minded Considering others perspectives Disagreeing respectfully Communicating assertively Giving constructive feedback Negotiating and compromising Handling a grievance Empathy and Communication
Bullying Prevention Recognizing bullying Bystander response Grade 7 Sexual harassment Cyberbullying Grade 8 Labels, stereotypes and prejudice Bullying in friendships Bullying in dating relationships
Emotion Management Staying in Control – Steps for Staying in Control (All grades) – Focus on anger and checking assumptions (grade 7) – De-escalating tense situations (grade 8)
The number and intensity of stressors increases in middle school. Students who cannot cope with stress are at risk for academic, emotional, and behavioral problems. Effective coping involves adopting a positive attitude and taking positive action. Emotion Management Grades 7 and 8
Problem-Solving Decision Making Goal Setting Using the Action Steps for – Problem-solving – Decision-making – Goal-setting
Substance Abuse Prevention Tobacco, Marijuana, Alcohol and Inhalants Health, personal and social consequences of using alcohol and other drugs Preferred future Making good decisions about friends Normative education Resistance skills Making a commitment
Program Skills and Concepts: K–3
Program Skills and Concepts: 4–5
Program Skills and Concepts: 6–8
Risk and Protective Factors Risk Factors Inappropriate classroom behavior Favorable attitudes towards violence or substance use Friends who engage in violence or substance use Early initiation of violence or substance use Peer rewards for antisocial behavior Peer rejection Impulsiveness Risk Factors Inappropriate classroom behavior Favorable attitudes towards violence or substance use Friends who engage in violence or substance use Early initiation of violence or substance use Peer rewards for antisocial behavior Peer rejection Impulsiveness Protective Factors Social skills School connectedness Adoption of conventional norms about substance use Protective Factors Social skills School connectedness Adoption of conventional norms about substance use
Why Use the Program?
Skills Employers Want Learning-to-learn skills Listening and verbal communication Adaptability: creative thinking and problem solving Personal management: self esteem, goal setting, self motivation Group effectiveness: interpersonal skills, negotiation, teamwork Organizational effectiveness and leadership Competence in reading, writing, and computation -U.S. Department of Labor: Employment and Training Administration
How Do You Teach the Program Successfully?
1. Teach all the lessons in order Grade LevelLength (mins.)Number Of Lessons K (can be divided into 2 parts) (can be divided into 2 parts)13
2. Do all the Daily Practice activities
3. Reinforce skills and concepts as explained in Using Skills Every Day
Every lesson includes activities that can be used to integrate the program into different academic content areas.
4. Inform parents and caregivers about the program.
What Resources Are Available? What Resources Are Available?