Social & Emotional Support

  • Social and Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adolescents learn the skills and attitudes they need  to be able to: 

    • Develop positive relationships with others.
    • Make responsible and healthy choices. 
    • Show others that they care or are concerned about them.
    • Recognize and manage their own emotions. 
    • Be able to handle difficult social situations.

    Our students will be taught skills in the following areas:

    1. Relationship Skills

    What do Relationship Skills look like?

    • Cooperating with others. 
    • Asking for help when you need it. 
    • Working through conflict with peers and adults. 
    • Negotiating with others.
    • Building relationships. 

    2. Responsible Decision Making 

    What does Responsible Decision Making look like?

    • Identifying and solving problems in a healthy way.
    • Looking at all of the options before making a decision. 
    • Reflecting on your choices.  
    • Social Awareness

    What does Social Awareness look like?

    • Empathy or being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. 
    • Showing respect to others. 
    • Understanding another’s perspective.
    • Recognizing that everyone is different and that is okay. 

    3. Self-Awareness

    What does Self-Awareness look like?

    • Identifying and honoring your needs, strengths and values. 
    • Seeing yourself for who you really are instead of what other people say you are.
    • Believing in your ability to achieve, solve problems, and reach goals. 

    4. Self-Management  

    What does Self-Management look like?

    • Setting goals for yourself. 
    • Being organized. 
    • Managing your stress so it doesn’t become overwhelming. 
    • Keeping your impulses in check. 
    • Self-motivation to complete tasks and achieve goals. 
    • Self-discipline.
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