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Victims of abuse: 4 Ways proper SEL education helps children cope with trauma

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Abuse and neglect often have a multitude of consequences on children’s emotional and physical well-being. Despite this, the World Health Organization reports that nearly 3 in 4 children worldwide suffer maltreatment at the hands of their parents and caregivers. On top … READ MORE

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How Trauma-Sensitive Learning Is Continuing Online

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When the threat of COVID-19 arrived, schools responded quickly. Principals made announcements, administrators hustled, and teachers developed lesson plans. In a matter of days, students were learning from home.  But as any instructor knows, academic content represents a single facet … READ MORE

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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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8 Reasons Your School Needs Social Emotional Learning Programs

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There’s a lot of buzz around social emotional learning programs, but are they worth the investment? A growing body of research shows measurable academic, behavioral, personal, and social benefits. Social emotional learning reduces behavioral problems Many schools have adopted SEL … READ MORE

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3 Ways to Help Teens Make Good Decisions

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This article explores the reasons that teens engage in risky behavior, and how a Social-Emotional learning program can help them make better decisions. Earlier this year, media outlets began reporting a dangerous new fad among teens: eating Tide pods. Consuming … READ MORE

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