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Bettendorf Middle School. School Counseling and Guidance Program Classroom Guidance (Results sample). National ASCA and Iowa Counseling Standard s Personal/Social Standard A.

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Bettendorf Middle School

School Counseling and Guidance Program

Classroom Guidance

(Results sample)


National ASCA and Iowa Counseling StandardsPersonal/Social Standard A

Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.


Student Competency

PS:A1 Acquire Self-Knowledge

PS:A2 Acquire Interpersonal Skills

PS: B1 Self Knowledge Application

PS: C1 Acquire Personal Safety Skills


Guidance Curriculum

Grade 6

October – December/ February - April

Health class

SECOND STEP VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Definition of empathy

Examples of empathetic acts

Identify how someone is feeling

What is interpersonal conflict/interpersonal violence

Understanding anger and its implications

Where to file harassment


Research Tells Us…

  • Classroom interventions can positively impact aggressive behavior and conflict resolution skills.

  • Second Step has had the strongest research support of any social/emotional classroom intervention.

    Grossman et al., 1997


6th Grade Pre-Post Test Item Results


25% of students could define interpersonal conflict

28% of students could define interpersonal violence

What do they KNOW? Pre Post

82% of students could define interpersonal conflict

86%of students could define interpersonal violence


75%of students knew where to report bullying

What do they KNOW? Pre Post

99%of students know where to report bullying

That’s a 32% increase!!


28% Strongly Agree

48% Agree

15% Disagree

6% Strongly Disagree

BELIEVE that reporting bullying can lead to a decrease in violencePre Post

  • 43% Strongly Agree

  • 41% Agree

  • 12% Disagree

  • 3% Strongly Disagree


Believe That Reporting Bullying Can Lead to a Decrease in Violence


Students Who Report Feeling Safe at School


What Research Tells Us…

  • The greater understanding and application of the concept of empathy, the fewer instances of bullying occur.

  • When school climate improves (fewer instances of violence), student achievement improves.

    Van Horn 2003


Harassment Reporting Per Month


Office Referral Results for Aggressive Behavior


In Summary…

  • Students are coming to BMS with more knowledge and understanding of empathy.

  • We can identify kids that need a greater degree of intervention.

  • 3/4 of our students are transferring the information presented to their behavior at school.

  • 93% of 6th graders feel safe at BMS


Next Steps

  • Spend more time teaching anger management skills

  • Improve connection between violence and their behavior at school.

  • Provide intentional intervention to targeted students

  • Continue efforts to teach the positive correlation between harassment reporting and a decrease in violence in our school.

  • Continue to collect and analyze data


The Bettendorf Middle School counseling program is committed to contributing in a meaningful way to the academic achievement of all students.

Thank you for your support of the school counseling program.


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