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child abuse prevention resources, parenting, parents, advocacy, second step, hot chocolate talk

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


funding, SEL, social emotional learning, grants, omnibus bull, Title IV-A

How the New Funding Bill Affects SEL in Schools

News and Resources for SEL Funding

The omnibus spending bill provides $1.1 billion in funding for fiscal year 2018 for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program, which is Title IV-A of the ESSA. These funds can be used to purchase social-emotional learning (SEL) materials, including our SEL curriculum, the Second Step Program. Learn more.… Read More


Educators, Here Are 6 Ways You Can Encourage Parents to Visit ParenTeenConnect.org

Have parents ever approached you about challenges with their teens? Have you seen the look of exhaustion on their faces? Maybe you’ve had one or more of those moments with your own teen. Do you remember feeling at a loss for what to say or do, o… Read More


empathy, kindness, social emotional learning, SEL, second step

Why Empathy Alone Won’t Stop Bullying

Next Steps, Like Kindness, Are Required to Influence Positive Outcomes

Did you know that people who bully often know exactly how their targets will feel when they bully them? It’s important to understand what empathy is and what next-steps are required to influence positive outcomes in bullying situations.… Read More