Edwards, D., Hunt, M. H., Meyers, J., Grogg, K. R., & Jarrett, O. (2005). Acceptability and student outcomes of a violence prevention curriculum. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 26, 401–418.
Researchers investigated the effectiveness of a version of the Second Step curriculum adapted to include an anti-bullying component on a sample of fourth- and fifth-grade students (N=455). Students who received the Second Step program showed significant gains in knowledge about empathy, anger management, impulse control, and bully-proofing. Report card data also revealed modest gains in prosocial behavior.
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