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8th GRADE Second Step Lesson- Emotion Management: Coping with Stress


Dear Seahawks Family:


This Friday, 10/13 & Wednesday 10/18, School Counselor Mrs. Avendano will begin the Second Step Lesson for 8th graders.  These days we started our Stepping Ahead lessons about managing emotions and coping with stress. The focus of these lessons is on recognizing when you are starting to express strong emotions and staying in control of these emotions so you can make good choices.


Your student is learning the Steps for Staying in Control of strong emotions.


The Steps for Staying in Control are:

Notice. Recognize your physical and mental signs.

Pause. Use your signal.

Think twice. Use your brain.

Calm down if necessary. Use your calming-down strategies.

Reflect. How did you do?


Ask your student about the steps. Help your student remember to pause and think twice before doing something he or she might regret.


The strategies for calming down are useful for anyone, adult or teen. They are:

Doing something physically active

Doing something relaxing

Thinking about something else (like counting to ten)

Using centered breathing

Using positive self-talk


Ask your students to show you how these works!


Staying in control help student get alone with others, cope with stressful situations on their schoolwork. These things help them be more successful in school. Thank you for your support in creating a successful learning environment for your student.



Eva Avendano, MS,PPS



P.S. Make sure to join www.secondstep.org with the activation key SSP8 FAMI LY34 to watch videos about the  Second Step program and get information about what your student is learning.

School Counseling Report 2016-2017

School Counselor- Eva Avendano

Middle School is an exciting and challenging time for students. Counselor- Mrs. Avendano is available to assist students in meeting their social or emotional needs by providing classroom guidance and short-term individual and group counseling. If you are a student and would like to meet with your school counselor, just fill out a student counseling referral. The student counseling referral can be found in the counseling locker section or you can request one in the front office. Please feel free to contact your school counselor at 949-498-1660, with any questions or concerns:

      School Counseling Services:


  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Peer Conflict Mediation
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Community & Outside Agency Resour

Counselor Introduction to Second Step Program

Second Step-  School Counseling Curriculum


The research-based, comprehensive Second Step program teaches important life skills in age-appropriate ways. Second Step program helps schools teach and model essential communication, coping, and decision-making skills. The program benefits the school by reduced aggression and support for a more inclusive environment that helps students stay in school, make good choices, and experience social and academic success. 


This School-year 2017-2018 lessons will be presented to each grade level:

  • 6th Grade:
    • Working in Groups
    • Emotions: Brains and Body
    • Calming Down Strategies
    • Study Skills


  • 7th Grade:
    • Coping with Stress
    • SOS
    • Study Skills


  • 8th Grade:
    • Coping with Stress
    • De-escalating a Tense Situation
    • Study Skills

Second Step Video Intro: http://www.cfchildren.org/second-step/success-stories/austin

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