Program Endorsements and “the Lists”
What Are “the Lists”?
National agencies and organizations endorse programs that have met a set of criteria for best practices. These endorsements are often referred to as “the lists.”
The programs on these lists have gone through evaluation studies that show positive results. Some of the lists require a program’s development to be evidence-based.
Why Are the Lists Important?
Many funding agencies require programs to be on one or more of the lists to qualify for grants.
Is Second Step on the Lists?
Yes! Second Step is based on a solid foundation of research and has gone through a number of evaluation studies.
What Agencies Have Endorsed Second Step?
- US Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) as an Exemplary Program
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as an Effective Program
- Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) as a SELect Program
US Department of Health and Human Services
- Model Program—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)—Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Best Practice- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Western (CSAP)
What Other Organizations Endorse Committee for Children’s Programs?
- Hamilton Fish Institute rated Second Step as a Demonstrated Program
- Drug Strategies published review results in Safe Schools, Safe Students: A Guide to Violence Prevention Strategies and gave Second Step its highest rating
- The White House Annual Report on School Safety identified Second Step as a Model Program for school violence prevention
- The New Jersey Department of Education identified Second Step as a Character Education Program of Merit
- Promising Practices Network included Second Step on its Programs That Work list
- The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) included the Second Step in the 2007 Model Practice Database
- Helping America’s Youth
- Virginia Best Practices in School-Based Violence Prevention