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Second Step

 The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas:

1.     Skills for Learning:  Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.
2.     Empathy:  Students learn to identify and understand their own and others’ feelings. Students also learn how to take another’s perspective and how to show compassion.
3.     Emotion Management:  Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.
4.     Problem Solving:  Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.