Social-Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning as a Lever for Equity

CASEL, the Collborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, offers free webinars every Friday to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today's circumstances. Previous webinars have covered SEL strategies for children with special needs, adult SEL, COVID-19, games, teen topics, and more. The website also offers other resources, such as blogs, newsletters, guides, videos, implementation tools, and research.

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Edutopia: WINGS Program

This page highlights the WINGS Program in South Carolina. The WINGS Program focuses on behavior management and social emotional learning. Within the page, there are a plethora of articles centered around this program and tips and advice based on their successes.

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CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning): SEL Implementation Tools and Resources

CASEL provides an online suite of tools to assist programs in creating high-quality, evidence based social emotional learning and supports.

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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)

NCPMI is an organized dedicated to social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes in young children (0-5). While the resources are geared toward younger children, most are appropriate, or can be slightly altered, for older children. Resources are available in a myriad of formats from webinars to one pagers to training modules and many more. Subjects covered also have a wide range, such as inclusion, PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support), family engagement, strategies, and implementation. Most resources are available in up to four languages. There are also resources specifically for families available.

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ACT for Youth: Center of Excellence

ACT is a clearinghouse of information on youth development in its many forms. Topics encompass categories within age and development levels and include health, supporting young parents, social emotional learning, youth engagement, and family support. Resources available include articles, publications, informational sheets, curriculum, webinars, and PowerPoint presentations.

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Social and Emotional Learning Practices: A Self-reflection Tool for Afterschool Staff

This site offers a self-reflection tool for afterschool staff. The tool focuses on five social and emotional competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship and social skills and decision making. It is designed to help afterschool program staff reflect upon their own social and emotional competencies and their ability to support young people’s SEL through program practices.

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AIR/Beyond the Bell: Supporting Social and Emotional Development Through Quality Afterschool Programs

AIR provides research and evaluation information and evidence to assist in program implementation, challenges, and solutions. There are over 30 topics covered, such as afterschool learning, reading and literacy, STEM, social emotional learning, LGBTQ youth, and equity. Some tools and resources included are webinars, podcasts, case studies, and project results and ideas.

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Relationships First | Creating Connections That Help Youth People Thrive

This downloadable booklet focuses on the importance of relationships, particularly developmental relationships. These are relationships that have day-today actions that contribute to youth's development. Developmental relationships contribute to learning, growing thriving. The booklet describes several strategies for building these relationships as well as how and why it is important to maintain strong relationships with your youth.

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Meet and Greet Kids Daily to Build Meaningful Relationships

NAA shares 5 strategies to implementing the impactful practice of meeting and greeting youth.

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Search Institute

Search Institute partners with other organizations to compile and conduct research on a variety of topics geared toward positive youth development. The site offers a blog, free downloads, surveys, and professional development. Some topics covered include relationships, equity, family engagement, social emotional learning, and more.

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SEL + OST = Perfect Together | A Conference Report

This report is based on a day-long meeting in Chicago in October 2019 that brought together youth development leaders, researchers and educators to look at two of the field’s biggest challenges: developing the ability of adults to teach social-emotional skills and communicating the importance of those skills to those who may be unaware of how vital they are. Among the topics explored in the report are research findings on nurturing social-emotional development; ways that various programs create an environment where SEL can thrive; and language that can help parents and other caregivers understand why SEL is important for kids.

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Self-esteem and Anxiety in Teens: Plus 5 Ways to Start Real Conversations with your Teen 

Josh Shipp was an at-risk foster child who has gone on to become a motivational speaker, author and world renowned youth empowerment expert. Read advice on self-esteem and anxiety from him as he answers questions based on his personal experience and professional background. 

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