Second Step (Middle School)
Initiative Description: Second Step Middle School Program, a program focused on reducing aggression and victimization.
Study Results: Reduced sexual harassment behavior, sexual violence and provided promising insight for reducing homophobic name-calling and sexual violence in adolescents.
Reference: Espelage, D. L., Low, S., Polanin, J. R., & Brown, E. C. (2015). Clinical trial of Second Step© middle-school program: Impact on aggression & victimization. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 37, 52-63.doi:10.1016/j.appdev.2014.11.007
Level of Evidence: Very Good