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Top 10 Tips to Deepen Social-Emotional Learning in Virtual After-School Programs

By Joshua Barrow, Alexandra Lotero, & David Adams, Youth Today With fewer resources and increased constraints, program facilitators and educators are now tasked with rising to the occasion of providing high-quality experiences during a time of unprecedented need. This includes developing Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills in all settings, including remotely, and in support settings outside […]

The Importance of Healing-Centered Afterschool Programs in the COVID-19 era

By Shawn Knecht, American Youth Policy Forum For a moment, imagine you are about to enter a room for a big test or an important job interview. How do you feel? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Do you have trouble concentrating? Maybe you could not sleep the night before? Perhaps you would experience all the above and more. […]

[Webinar] Teaching social emotional competencies in mentoring programs

Thursday, November 21, 2019 1-2:15 PM Eastern This webinar will explore a national definition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how mentoring can contribute to young people’s social emotional development. Presenters will discuss successful strategies of integrating the Search Institute Assets of social emotional learning into a mentoring strategy, interviewing to assess SEL competence, and […]

Developing Emotional Literacy: Transition Planning for Youth at Risk

Fleischer, L. (2010). Developing emotional literacy: Transition planning for youth at risk. Reclaiming Children & Youth, 19 (1), 50-53. Summarized by UMass Boston doctoral student Laura Yovienne. Problem: Transitioning from high school to the “real world” can be a daunting and very anxiety-provoking task. Typical transition classes and planning tend to focus on learning the […]