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How the Second Step Program Got Its Name

Our #1 Frequently Asked Question Answered

People always ask us, “Why do you call your program ‘Second Step’?” The answer lies in our organization’s history. Our social-emotional learning curriculum, the Second Step Program, is a product of nearly forty years of experience and dedication. Read more. … Read More


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The Growing Link Between SEL and Employability Skills

Connecting employers and educators to raise SEL as a part of workforce preparedness.

Social-emotional skills have become a necessity in the 21st-century workplace. See how Committee for Children is working to connect employers and educators to raise SEL as a part of workforce preparedness.
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Books to Help Parents Talk About and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse

A Curated Book List from the Second Step Child Protection Unit

Research suggests that talking about child sexual abuse helps keep kids safe. We’ve curated this list of books for helping families talk about child safety, for children recovering from trauma, and for adults supporting children recovering from trauma. See these and more resources.… Read More


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The Hot Chocolate Talk: The Discussion Every Parent Needs to Have

Tips, Tools, and Resources for Parents to Help Start the Conversation

Child sexual abuse thrives on silence. Parents who talk openly and often to children about abuse help to keep kids safe. The Hot Chocolate Talk is our new initiative that will demonstrate to parents what to say and do to protect kids from predators. … Read More