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SEL for Adults

Inspire Educators, Strengthen Communities

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Second Step® SEL for Adults Is Now in Development

Committee for Children is developing a stand-alone program designed to strengthen K–12 leadership and staff knowledge about social-emotional learning (SEL) and deepen their social-emotional skills. Educators play the most meaningful role in a child’s social-emotional development outside of the family. That’s why our researchers, educational designers, and instructional designers have partnered with leaders in adult education to build a program to empower every adult in a school with the skills they need to create a positive learning environment. We expect this program to be available for purchase in 2021.

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Resilience During Crisis—We’re Here to Help

Current events have brought uniquely stressful challenges for adults and kids alike. As part of the development of our upcoming Second Step® SEL for Adults program, we’re releasing a prototype learning resource designed to help educators and their students cope with and recover from the negative effects of extreme stress.

In this prototype module, you’ll learn:

  • What resilience is, and how to nurture it daily
  • How to support and empower colleagues under stress
  • Strategies and activities to support students during a crisis

Download the Suggested Scope and Sequence (PDF)

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  • Adult SEL Can Transform a School

    Read our blog series to learn how adult SEL helps to reduce staff turnover, promote educator self-care, and bolster SEL programs for students.

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  • rachel kamb on the grow kinder podcast
    Why Adults Need SEL Every Day

    Hear why social-emotional skills can benefit adults and learn some easy ways to take care of your own well-being.

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  • Collective Efficacy and Student Achievement

    When teachers trust each other, great things can happen for students. Watch this short video to see how.

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