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COVID-19 SEL Supports

As local, state, national, and international leaders work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many communities across the country are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times. Parents, educators, youth development professionals, childcare providers, and others are looking for ways to help young people reduce, manage, and cope with the fears, worries and anxieties that might be provoked by this health crisis and continue to develop the social and emotional skills they will need for managing and coping with future life challenges. We’ve compiled a list of resources to support these efforts. Check back periodically, as we will be updating the list.

Join Us at our Next Event!

Virtual Music City SEL Conference 2020

Start date: June 24, 2020

End date: June 26, 2020

Location: Nashville, TN

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The 10th annual Music City SEL Conference will bring together educators, youth-serving professionals, and other community leaders and stakeholders to share skills, tools, and resources for creating learning evironments that elevate whole-child wellness and empower all members of a community to thrive. This unique conference is designed and led BY practitioners FOR practitioners.

2020 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange—POSTPONED

Start date: October 14, 2020

End date: October 16, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL

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Hosted by CASEL, this national gathering is for all those seeking to understand, experience and apply the latest developments in social and emotional learning. Mark Your Calendars: Call for Sessions—Opens January 31, 2020,  Exhibitor Applications—Opens February 2020,  Registration—Opens spring 2020.

Also see our list of National SEL Events

Legislative Win!

In August 2018, new legislation established a permanent Promote Prevent Commission with a seat for SEL4MA’s Executive Director and a Behavioral Health Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention (BeHaPPE) Trust Fund.

PSA Videos

We’ve developed several public service announcement videos to promote awareness of social and emotional learning skills. Share these brief 30-second videos in your community. For example, run them on your local community access television network. Contact us for more information.

See all the videos

SEL Impact

Educators
Value SEL

Teachers are calling for schools to prioritize integrating SEL learning practices and strategies.

Principals
Value SEL

Principals say SEL is essential, but want more guidance, training and support to teach these skills effectively.

SEL Investments Yield Returns

On average, for every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is a return of $11.