Social Emotional Wellness

Social Emotional Wellness

Substance abuse and violence prevention efforts must focus on social and emotional wellness. Research suggests social and emotional wellness contributes to success in school and in the workplace.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning identifies the components of social and emotional wellness as: Self-awareness; recognizing one’s emotions and values as well as one’s strengths and limitations, Self-management; managing emotions and behaviors to achieve one’s goals, Social awareness; showing understanding and empathy for others, relationship skills; forming positive relationships, working in teams, dealing effectively with conflict and Responsible Decision-making, making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behavior.

Parents and schools working together can promote positive emotional wellness in youth.

CDC provides information about School Connectedness, an important protective factor. Students who feel connected to their school are also more likely to have better academic achievement, have better school attendance, stay in school longer and avoid high risk behaviors.

Below is information for Parents, Teachers and Administrators.

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Random Acts of Kindness
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded upon the powerful belief in kindness and dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of kindness. Resources support improving school climate and reducing bullying behaviors.  
Kindness and Gratitude

Kindness and Gratitude are the hallmarks of social and emotional wellbeing. For resources and videos click here.