Second Step: Student Success Through Prevention (SS-SSTP) Middle School Program.
Initiative Description: Second Step: Student Success Through Prevention (SS-SSTP) Middle School Program. Teachers implemented 15 weekly lessons of the curriculum that focused on social-emotional learning skills, including empathy, communication, bully prevention, and problem-solving skills.
Study results: Reductions in self-reported physical aggression.
Reference: Espelage, D. L., Low, S., Polanin, J. R., & Brown, E. C. (2013). The impact of a middle school program to reduce aggression, victimization, and sexual violence. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(2), 180–186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.02.021.
Level of Evidence: Very Good