The Second Step Middle School Program
Initiative Description: program with lessons focused on empathy, emotion management, and problem-solving skills.
Study Results: Higher school grades and fewer problem behaviors across four school semsters.
Reference: Top, N., Liew, J., & Luo, W. (2017). Family and school influences on youths’ behavioral and academic outcomes: Cross level interactions between parental monitoring and character development curriculum. The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development, 178(2), 108-118. doi:10.1080/00221325.2017.1279118
Level of Evidence: Very Good