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Free Social-Emotional Learning Printouts for Home or School!

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Social-Emotional Learning is year-round, and most effective when it is reinforced at home. Respectful Ways is giving away access to some of our most popular discussion-and-activity printouts from our SEL curriculum: Home Connects! Home Connects printouts describe what your child … READ MORE

Bullying Prevention Starts with the Power of Words: A Printout for Students

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Blog and Poems by Bruce Cabell The Impact! Bullying continues to be an enormous problem. With 95% of U.S. teens connected to the Internet and over 59% being cyber-bullied during their lifetime, there seems to be no end in sight. … READ MORE

Why Words Hurt More Than Sticks and Stones

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Growing research shows that social and emotional trauma in childhood rewires the brain and contributes to PTSD, depression, and substance abuse in adulthood.   As children, many of us learned to protect our feelings with the mantra, “Sticks and stones … READ MORE

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6 Ways Social-Emotional Learning Can Support Trauma-Sensitive Schools

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In our first installment of our series on trauma-sensitive schools, we discovered how common trauma is among school-age children, and how it shapes every dimension of students’ experience. With half of all students suffering some sort of serious trauma, it … READ MORE

Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools

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How many students do you think are dealing with significant traumas in each classroom in America? How many are contending with violence, sexual abuse, chemical dependence, mental health issues, or an incarcerated parent?   When the CDC conducted research on … READ MORE

5 Fun Ways to Keep Kids’ Social Skills Fresh: Print This Summer Guide

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Summertime doesn’t have to mean a slide in personal growth. These fun activities can help kids keep their Social-Emotional Learning fresh over the summer, and learn more about themselves and others along the way. Print this guide to summertime SEL, … READ MORE

What Does It Take to Be Your Best Self?

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What does it take to be your best self when you struggle with mental health issues? The secret lies in getting help, sharing our struggles, and learning to be fully present with past traumas, as artists like Lady Gaga know … READ MORE

How to Train Kids Not to Be Bystanders

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What would it take to end bullying in your school and in your community? Answers vary, but they all include one key ingredient: the community, as a whole, actively discouraging bullying in order to create a culture of care. The … READ MORE