Press Releases

Bullying Prevention Program Garners High Ratings from Federal Agency

Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program now listed in National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices

SEATTLE – The US Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that <a…<></a…<>

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Youth Gather for Safer Internet Day

Seattle-based nonprofit joins to help make the Web a safer place for kids

SEATTLE – It’s a paradox we’re all too familiar with: The Internet can be both a wonderful tool and a risky place, especially for children and youth. What better way to make it safer than to bring youth into the conversation?…

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Social-Emotional Learning Helps Prevent Bullying

New article shows research link between better social skills and bullying prevention

SEATTLE – More research is showing that social-emotional learning (SEL) can be an effective tool in bullying prevention, according to an article recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Theory into Practice.

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When Does Bullying Begin?

The foundations for bullying are laid sooner than we think

SEATTLE — News stories about bullying often involve middle school or even high school students. But is that really when these negative behaviors start? Research indicates that the answer is “no,” which is why a new bullying prevention program released this…Read More

New Law Will Protect Children of Washington State

Governor signs bill to prevent sexual abuse, trafficking

Olympia – Lawmakers and child advocates are gathering at the Washington State capitol today to witness Governor Jay Inslee sign <a…<></a…<>

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Teachers the World Over Face the Same Issues

Social-emotional skills prepare all students for school, life

Seattle – Psychologists, researchers and educators from around the globe will gather in Seattle early next week to discuss the importance of teaching social-emotional skills to children of all cultures. The meeting will be hosted by nonprofit Committee for Children, who developed the Read More

Making Social Skills Every Child’s Primary Language

Second Step program’s Spanish translation increases accessibility of crucial skills

Seattle – More and more experts agree that social-emotional learning (SEL) is vital to children’s education and to their success later in life, and Seattle-based nonprofit Read More

Second Step Early Learning in Northeast Michigan

This press release comes to us from our friends at the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA), who are about to do an amazing Second Step early learning implementation, thanks to a generous grant they just received. They sent us the story and photo below to tell us a bit more about it. Congratulations, NEMCSA!

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