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For Teachers

Skills children learn in the Second Step program:

  • Empathy
  • Impulse control
  • Anger management
  • Problem solving

What educators learn in Second Step Staff Trainings

  • Teach the Second Step curriculum effectively
  • Strengthen social-skills teaching techniques
  • Identify opportunities to model and reinforce skills. 

Why Violence Prevention Is Important

Research shows that aggressive behavior in children predicts risk of later delinquency, substance abuse, school dropout, early parenthood, and depression. Classroom use of the Second Step program helps provide children with the skills they need to create safe environments and become successful adults.

How can I get started?

Here at Central Connecticut State University we provide training in the Second Step program. CCSU offers a one-day, CEU approved, intensive workshop to instruct teachers and youth service agencies in the use of Second Step®: A Violence Prevention Curriculum.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and to discuss how the Second Step program can benefit your students. Please call Eileen Hurst at (860) 832-2976 or email hursteim@ccsu.edu.

For more information on the Second Step program and other violence prevention, anti-bullying, sexual abuse prevention, and emergent literacy programs, please contact Committee for Children at 800-634-4449, ext. 200 or visit their Web site at www.cfchildren.org.