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Walton County School District

Social Emotional Learning

Elementary (K-5)

sanford Harmony

Sanford Harmony is a social emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students designed to foster intergender communication and understanding, connection, and community both in and outside the classroom and develop boys and girls into compassionate and caring adults.

Monique Burr Foundation (MBF) Child Safety Matters

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MBF Child Safety Matters® is a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum for elementary school students in grades K-5. 

The program educates and empowers children and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of abuse, and digital abuse dangers.


At Centervention®, we provide online games to help students in grades K-8 improve social and emotional skills. These games are fun for students, automatically gather data so educators can monitor progress, and include supplemental lessons to reinforce learning. With Centervention, educators can meet students where they are, address their unique needs, and do so in a fun, effective way.

Middle Grades (6-8)

 second step

Middle school is a time of change. Second Step helps you teach powerful skills and competencies—like handling strong emotions, setting and meeting goals, making good decisions, and forging positive relationships—while building the safe, supported learning environment middle schoolers need to succeed.

Walton County Prevention Coalition

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Our mission is to reduce substance abuse for youth and families by developing an anti-drug coalition, which will be a cross-section collaboration of community entities.  The coalition is tasked to strengthen efforts among public and private agencies so as to address environmental factors by identifying and maximizing resources and public awareness to reduce substance abuse among youth and families.

High School (9-12)

ripple effects

Ripple Effects is a multi-award winning, social enterprise (WMBE) dedicated to using emerging technologies to prevent social injury and promote school and life success for all children and youth, especially those most at risk of failure.

Ripple Effects has thoughtfully designed virtual supports and guides for students with mental health needs. Ripple Effects focuses on:

  • Promoting youth understanding, skills and attitudes about mental health.
  • Providing extensive prevention courses.
  • Building healthy coping skills and promoting positive mental health.
  • Enhancing help-seeking, self-efficacy and addressing shame.
  • Providing strategies to support friends and family.
  • Building awareness of resources and delivering a clear message to youth on how to find help.

Ripple Effects resources are free for all students. The chart below identifies the hottest topics for each grade level:

To access Ripple Effects from home, please contact your high school for log-in assistance.  Once you have logged in the first time from home you will not have to contact the school again unless an issue were to arise.

Walton County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law in its educational programs, services or activities or in its hiring or employment practices.  Retaliation against an employee for engaging in a protected activity is prohibited.  The Board also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation.  The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit from special programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation.
Applicants/individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer, 145 Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435, 850-892-1100, ext. 1111, for assistance.