School Social Work Central
One of the primary responsibilities for School Social Workers is the facilitation of building-wide Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Tier 1 support for all students Young 5s through 5th Grade
What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?
What is the Second Step program?
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.
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.
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 Games, Websites & Apps
Social Emotional Learning game, grades K-5 (free 30-day trial)
SEL game/app, grades K-11
Fifteen mindfulness program sessions are now available free for anyone to use, no experience necessary! Designed explicitly for educators and families to do alongside younger children, or for older children to do on their own, Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time.
Committee for Children and Sesame Street have partnered to create a collection of resources for young children facing significant challenges. These materials, aimed at building children’s resilience, may be useful for educators and families.
Here, children can find games, comics, and activities they can do on their own, or with their families, to learn about how they can help stop bullying.
Podcast for kids and families to practices SEL skills
Mindfulness/Meditation app (free trial offered)
Mindfulness app (free trial offered)
Mindfulness Meditations for Kids
Social/Emotional Movies & Shows for Families