Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

The Center for Strong Schools promotes meeting all the needs of students or what is commonly referred to as the “whole-child”. Research supports the critical nature of “whole-child” programs that take into account the academic, behavior and social-emotional needs of students. Social Emotional Learning is linked to success later in life. Our partnerships embark on a mission to create sustainable change in schools and communities so every child is a whole child - engaged, successful, resilient, and ready for life. Our approach is designed to support the social and emotional well-being of students through a system-wide, uniform multi-tiered system of supports not only in every school, but extending to families and the surrounding community. The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has identified five interrelated sets of cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies. Their framework is the foundation for the work we do with schools in the area of Social-Emotional Learning. Schools implementing Social-Emotional learning report positive effects on children’s behaviors, attitudes toward school and academic achievement.