Communities for Children Facilitating Partners Evidence-based programme profiles
Early childhood (3-5 years)
Supporting Families and Parents
Second Step is universal programme designed to increase students’ school success/ school-readiness, improve peer relationships, and decrease problem behaviours by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation. Curriculum differs according to age groups.
Children aged 4-13.
Second Step learning kits are available for children at each age level: https://positivepieces.com.au/second-step/
No training required.
Programme kits range from $265 - $2870. Find out more: https://positivepieces.com.au/second-step/
|Evaluation and effectiveness|
Second Step has undergone multiple RCTs . The programme has been shown to be beneficial as a universal, healh promotion and preventative programme for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Results also show significant improvements in social, emotional, problem solving skills and lower frequency of disruptive behaviour (including verbal and physical aggression) post implementation in the classroom.
A full list of research findings is available at: http://www.cfchildren.org/second-step/research.aspx