What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development, as well as professional success. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, be leaders, and make responsible and caring decisions. Simply put, SEL is a lifelong process of learning how to better understand ourselves, connect with others, and work together to achieve goals and support our communities. SEL helps to boost academic outcomes and is an essential part of preparing youth for success in the workforce of tomorrow. 

To see some examples of SEL being practiced in our schools, please click here.

Mental Health Essentials for Parents & Caregivers

Below please find the PowerPoint presentation from our recent workshop Mental Health Essentials for Parents & Caregivers.  While this workshop was geared specifically to parents and caregivers of middle and high school students, parents of children of any age may find it helpful.  The presentation includes data from the 2021 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, along with some  slides not presented during the live session.  These slides contain a tremendous list of valuable resources that you may find helpful.

As this is copyright protected, we would ask that you utilize this information for your own use, but please do not disseminate, copy or distribute the presentation for use by others.

SEL Articles and Resources

Click here to visit the Social and Emotional Learning website

The website above is currently being updated, please check back later for more resources!