This program is a violence-prevention curriculum that is designed to
help children learn pro-social skills and reduce impulsive-aggressive
behavior. To reach this end, the curriculum is built upon the following
1. To increase children’s ability
a. identify others’ feelings.
b. take others’ perspective.
c. respond empathically to others.
2. To decrease impulsive and aggressive behaviors in children through:
a. applying a problem-solving strategy to social conflict, and
b. practicing behavioral social skills.
3. To decrease angry behavior in children through:
a. recognizing angry feelings
b. using anger-reduction techniques.
Unit I: Empathy Training
Lesson 1: What is Second Step?