School administrators, counselors, and educators have a notable responsibility to ensure their students' have the social and emotional support they need. Kaffenberger & Seligman report that 20 percent of students need mental health services, and only one in five students can get the services they need.
The topic of social and emotional learning (SEL) is not a new one. However, with the recent rise in safety concerns on school campus,' the spotlight has returned.
One of the primary places for students to acquire social and emotional skills is at school. A report conducted by CASEL, Ready to Lead, teachers and school administrators say they are "eager for the expertise, training, and support necessary to effectively implement new programming." And according to Roger Weissberg, "effective social and emotional learning programming involves coordinated classroom, school-wide, family, and community practices that help students develop five key skills."
Together we can make a difference. Below are some SEL resources. Please feel free to share them or if you have additional resources, let us know.
Mental Health Apps for Pre-Teens and Teens:
Report and Studies about Social and Emotional Learning:
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