WHAT IS SECOND STEP?
Second Step is a Social Emotional Learning program provided to all students at Niguel Hills Middle School by the School Counselor Ms. Avakian. Ms. Avakian will be in classrooms during the school year to provide lessons on on the skills and attitudes that increase students' success in school. Middle schoolers are better prepared to navigate adolescence with communication, coping and decision-making skills that help them make good choices and avoid pitfalls such as peer pressure, substance abuse and bullying.
This year topics include:
6th grade: Working in Groups; Disagreeing Respectfully; Emotions, Brains & Body; Staying in Control; Calming Strategies.
7th grade: Working in Groups; Understanding Anger; Coping with Stress.
8th grade: Working in Groups; De-Escalating a Tense Situation; Coping with Stress.