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One of the primary responsibilities for School Social Workers is the facilitation of building-wide Social Emotional Learning (SEL) 

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Tier 1 support for all students Young 5s through 5th Grade

 

 

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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The K-5 Second Step Program is a classroom-based social-emotional learning program with lessons and reinforcement activities designed to increase children's school success and decrease problem behaviors.  It teaches skills that strengthen children's ability to learn, have empathy, manage emotions, and solve problems.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The program achieves its goal by promoting social-emotional skills and self-regulation, or self control.  Research shows that children with good social-emotional and self-control skills have a better change of achieving school and life success.
 
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School Social Workers also provide small group & individual social emotional support
Data-driven Tier 2 short-term targeted intervention & Tier 3 more individualized intervention to address specific needs
 
SEL Resources
Peekapak - Social Emotional Learning game, grades K-5 (free 30-day trial)
Mindful Powers for Kids - SEL game/app, grades K-11
Mind Yeti - Guided mindfulness sessions for kids
The Imagine Neighborhood - Podcast for kids and families to practices SEL skills
Headspace - Mindfulness/Meditation app (free trial offered)
Calm - Mindfulness app (free trial offered)
GoZen - Mindfulness Meditations for Kids
Visit your SSW's webpage!
Mrs. DeMercado
School Social Worker
Coloma Elementary
(Young 5s - Third Grade)
School Social Worker
Coloma Intermediate
(Fourth & Fifth Grade)