Bulgaria | National Education Center
Currently developing a Bulgarian adaptation of our Early Learning program for a pilot study, NEC is known as a provider of teacher training, as well as organizational and business professional training and summer camps for kids.
Chile | Paso Adelante
Started by a psychologist, Meeduco has brought the Paso Adelante program to private and public schools from the northern stretches of Chile to its southern edges. The organization has collaborated with education technology companies and provides a robust selection of social-emotional training for both adults and children throughout the country.
Since 2007 • Website: MEEDUCO
Denmark | Trin for Trin
Not only does the Danish Ministry of Education support the Trin for Trin program, so does the King of Denmark. Originally brought to Denmark by a group of psychologists, Denmark’s adaptation of the Second Step program is used in over 85 percent of the country’s elementary and middle schools. Special-Paedagogisk Forlag (SPF) produces and distributes the Second Step materials for all our Scandinavian partners.
Since 1999 • Website: Special-Paedagogisk Forlag (SPF)
Estonia | Ühing Kuldvõtmeke
This organization works closely with village kindergartens and schools and looks forward to bringing more attention to social-emotional learning in Estonian schools. Now working on a translation and adaptation of the Second Step Early Learning program, Ühing Kuldvõtmeke intends to start a pilot study in 2014.
Finland | Askeleittain
School psychologist Arja Sigfrids has brought the Finnish adaptation of the program to some 75 percent of Finnish elementary schools. Sigfrids’ organization, Oy Akat, also provides teacher training and reference materials on classroom management and school psychology topics.
Since 2007 • Website: OY AKAT Consulting
Germany | Faustlos
Heidelberg Prevention Center, directed by Dr. Andreas Schick and Axel Dewald, is a well-known nonprofit organization providing a series of psychology-related programs and trainings. Their adaptation of the Second Step program, Faustlos, covers grades Pre/K through middle school and is published by Hogrefe Verlag. A research paper published in 2008 indicated that the Faustlos program reduced aggressive behavior in boys.
Since 2002 • Website: Heidelberg Prevention Center
Greenland | Tulleriit
Every public elementary school in the country has implemented the Second Step program, thanks to an agreement reached between Committee for Children and Greenland’s Ministry of Education.
Since 2006 • Website: Inerisaavik and Pilarsuiffik
Japan | Sekando Suteppu
Dr. Shun-ichi Watanabe founded Committee for Children-Japan with the intention of bringing more awareness of social-emotional learning to Japan through the Second Step program. This organization has built a comprehensive training program that spans the country and continuously advocates for social-emotional learning throughout Japan.
Since 2001 • Website: Committee for Children Japan
Kurdistan | Hengaw be Hengaw
Developing and managing education programs that benefit Kurdistan’s children is KOMAK’s mission. Under the management of Mr. Karwan Aref, the organization has implemented the Kurdish Second Step program in six local schools and hopes to find the funds to bring the program to more schools.
Since 2009 • Website: KOMAK
Lithuania | Antras Zingsnis
The Children Support Centre not only provides psychological services to children and families, they also manage the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Lithuania. Psychologist Zyrdre Arlauskaite and director Ausra Kurienne have implemented the adaptation of the Second Step program in a number of schools throughout the country. In 2007, President Adamkus endorsed the program, recognizing its positive impact, especially on those students with the lowest level of social-emotional skills.
Since 2005 • Website: Children Support Centre
Malawi | Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire
Truly a global connection: Reverend Banda first heard about Committee for Children during a trip to Japan, where he stayed with the founder of our Japanese partner’s organization. Eager to bring the Second Step program to rural schools in Malawi, he is now working toward a pilot study of the program, enlisting the support of a local advisory group.
Norway | Steg for Steg
Our first international Second Step partner, Prososial has played a key role in not only building awareness of social-emotional learning throughout northern Europe, but also promoting the Second Step program. Both the King of Norway and the Ministry of Education have endorsed the Steg for Steg program, which is taught in almost 70 percent of all elementary schools in the country. SPF now produces and distributes the program, while Prososial continues to adapt new editions, provide comprehensive training programs, and advocate for SEL throughout Norway.
Since 1998 • Website: Prososial
Philippines | Pansariling Kaligtasan Para Sa Mga Bat
CTPCSA’s program is an adaptation of Committee for Children’s first program, Talking About Touching. After years of CPTCSA lobbying, the national government mandated that schools teach sexual abuse prevention. CPTCSA is also now negotiating with the Department of Education to print and distribute their program to all public schools.
Since 1997 • Website: Center for the Prevention & Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
Slovakia | PROFKREATIS
Two professors, Dr. Gajdosova and Dr. Herenyiova, began this nonprofit organization that provides child psychology services. Their program continues to successfully build awareness of social-emotional learning in Slovakia. Largely dependent on external funding, Profkeatis also runs a school for children with behavior issues.
Since 2009 • Website: PROFKREATIS
Sweden | StegVis
Renowned psychologists Bjorn Gíslason and Lars Löwenborg added to their child and family psychology group the adaptation of the Second Step program for Sweden’s schools. They note that the program “works for Swedish children. [Teachers] are coaching pupils to think about how to solve problems, when earlier they had been solving the problems for kids.” As in Denmark and Norway, this organization’s program is now produced and distributed by SPF, while Gíslason and Löwenborg continue to focus on their highly regarded social-emotional training programs and advocacy work.
Since 2003 • Website: Gíslason & Löwenborg
Turkey | Ikinci Adim
A child and family psychology services company, SES is highly involved in building awareness of social-emotional learning in Turkey. Along with providing schools in Turkey with a culturally appropriate version of the Second Step program, SES provides comprehensive training programs not only for educators in Turkey, but also for other international partners in the region.
Since 2011 • Website: Sosyal Beceri Eğitimi ve Danişmanlik Ltd. Ştiketi (SES)