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Resilience & Social Emotional Learning Resource Links

* The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning has articles, program evaluations, and tips for school on teaching social emotional skills. It includes links to programs that provide free SEL content and lesson plans.

* The Center for Social and Emotional Education synthesizes research on character education, risk prevention/health promotion, and social emotional learning into practice guidelines, school climate measurement tools, and professional development workshops.

* ResilienceNet has information for helping children and families overcome adversities

* The American Academy of Pediatrics has information for teachers, parents, and health professionals on a variety of health and development topics including reducing stress and building resilience.

* The American Psychological Association has information about a variety of topics related to the healthy development of children including the development of  resilience.

* The National Resilience Resource Center at the University of Minnesota has articles and tips from some of the most renown resilience experts.

* The state of Illinois was a pioneer in setting Social Emotional Learning standards, in addition to academic standards, for its schools.

Evidence-based program resources:  

The following websites profile best and promising practices for your school or district in building resilience, school improvement, violence prevention, and other areas:

- The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning's  Safe and Sound program selections. 

- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide

- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Model Programs

- Greenberg, M., Domitrovich, C., & Bumbarger, B. (1999) Preventing Mental Disorders in School-Aged Children: A Review of the Effectiveness of Prevention Programs. The Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development (at Penn State)

- Blueprints for Violence Prevention from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado

- Child Trends What Works: A Guide to Effective Programs reviews the effectiveness of programs in various topics including academic achievement, health and safety, and mental and emotional health.


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