What is social and emotional learning (SEL)?
Social and emotional learning is an integral part of education and simply put, SEL is a lifelong process of learning how to better understand ourselves, connect with others, and work together to achieve goals and support our communities.
Social and emotional learning is an integral part of student success and Mental Health professionals promote the mental health, well-being, and academic achievement of all students. Parents and families are critical partners with staff in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how and improve student’s mental health and promote academic success. Just as it is important to secure the physical health of your child it is also important to prioritize their mental health needs. Parents and families can strengthen mental health in the home environment to improve their child’s ability to bounce back from stressful situations through.
How to Get Help for My Child
Like adults, children can experience environmental stress in school, the community and at home (e.g. Divorce, death of a loved one, community violence, school or home transitions, bullying, etc.). These stressors can often lead to changes in your child’s mood and/or behavior. Without healthy coping skills, the emotions caused by stressors children are facing can result in challenges at school and in the home.