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SEL picture book series for pre-K to Grade 2

MySELF

My Social and Emotional Learning Foundations (MySELF) book series is designed to promote positive social and emotional skills for children …

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Using Adventure to Create Community in the Classroom

Journey toward

Journey Toward the Caring Classroom, written by Laurie Frank, brings experiential learning into the classroom as a way to …

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Fostering self-regulated learning in the classroom

Developing self-regulated learners

This book is written by Deborah Butler, Nancy Perry and Leyton Schnellert, professors in special education and educational psychology at …

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Practical strategies for supporting refugee children and families

This Resilience Guide was developed by CMAS (Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and Support), Canada’s leading organization with a focus on caring …

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Free online videos of movement-based brain-breaks for children

Go Noodle is a free online library of fun videos that encourage movement and cultivate mindfulness in students. Developed by …

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Bringing Social Justice Into Action through Education

This 20-hour self-study course is designed to empower teachers to create a teaching practice grounded in principles of social justice. …

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Advice for Parents and Teachers on How to End Bullying

Bullied

Written by parent and popular blogger Carrie Goldman, and endorsed by top bullying experts, this book provides realistic and practical …

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Supporting Students with Attention Difficulties

This brief report describes the results of a research study of young adults with learning and attention difficulties. Participants answered …

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Coping Strategies for When Everything Seems Awful

“You are stronger than you think.”

This free, open-source, shareable and customizable handout contains a list of questions to ask …

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Keeping Children Safe from Trauma, Violence, and Neglect

The Australian Childhood Foundation website provides educators and mental health professionals with resources and training on how to provide support

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A resource guide for supporting Students through Trauma

Making Space for Learning: Trauma Informed Practice in Schools, developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation, is a research

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A resource guide for supporting Students through Trauma

Making Space for Learning: Trauma Informed Practice in Schools, developed by the Australian Childhood Foundation, is a research-informed …

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Lesson plan for Teaching about Family History

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service, Finding Family in Chennai, is an activity plan for grade 3

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Lesson plan for Exploring Chinese Culture with Children

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, Buster in Beijing teaches grade three students about

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Video-based lessons on Media Literacy for Children

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, Arthur’s Guide to Media Literacy teaches children under

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Alcohol-use prevention program for middle school

Project Northland is an alcohol-use prevention program developed for students in grades 6-8 by Cheryl Perry and colleagues at the …

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Teenage alcohol prevention program using real-world social and legal consequences

Class Action is an alcohol-use prevention program developed for students grades 9-12 by Cheryl Perry and colleagues at the University …

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Teaching Students from Refugee Families

Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling, developed by the Calgary Board of Education in Alberta, Canada, is a …

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An App for Learning about the Experiences of Refugees

Developed by the United Nations Refugee Agency, My Life as a Refugee is a game for IPhone and Android devices …

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Activities for exploring Cultural Diversity with grade 3 students

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, Ciao Buster is a set of activities for teaching …

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Lesson plan for teaching about Cultural Diversity to Children

Developed by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States, Arthur’s World Neighborhood: Building Global and Cultural Awareness, …

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A lesson plan that promotes inclusion for Hard of Hearing and Visually Impaired Students

Produced by the Educational Programming and Outreach Department at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the US, Arthur’s Communication Adventure: Exploring

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Supporting Sexual and Gender Minority Students in Schools

Developed by the Government of Alberta in Canada, the Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual

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Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Students and their Families

Creating Safe and Supportive

Edited by Emily S. Fisher of Loyola Marymount University and Karen Komosa-Hawkins of Chapman University, Creating Safe and Supportive Learning

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The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Society

This Being Safe, Being Me report, created by the Stigma and Resilience among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) at the University …

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Talking About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in the Classroom

The SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) 123 Education website is a comprehensive resource for educators aimed at increasing awareness …

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An Online Gratitude Journal

Zest is a free downloadable app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that helps you to remember and appreciate the …

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An App that Helps to Improve Mood

MoodKit is a low-cost app designed to help users manage symptoms of depression. Through four main features, this app enables …

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An Online Support Tool that Helps Individuals in Distress

Koko is a free online service that provides emotional support on social media networks. The simple interface allows users to …

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Free Apps to support Positive Mental Well-being

With funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at NorthWestern university have developed a suite of free apps designed …

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Sleep management tips for people with Depression

The sleep experts at Tuck.com have reviewed the latest research on the relationship between sleep and depression, including major depressive …

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Sleep management tips for people with Anxiety

The sleep experts at Tuck.com have reviewed the latest research on the relationship between sleep and anxiety disorders, including generalized …

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Sleep management tips for people with Autism

The sleep experts at Tuck.com have reviewed the latest research on the relationship between sleep and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), …

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Sleep management tips for people with ADHD

The sleep experts at Tuck.com have reviewed the latest research on the relationship between sleep and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including …

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Relationship between Sleep and Mental Health

This website reviews the latest research on the links between sleep and various mental health disorders, including: schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, …

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Importance of Sleep for Teenagers

Written in easy to understand language for teens and adults, this article describes research on the links between getting enough …

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A Film About Using Technology to Promote Positive Mental Health

Code Therapy is a free documentary short about using digital technologies to support individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. The film …

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Advice on Seeking Help for Teen Substance Addiction

This comprehensive article describes the warning signs and health consequences associated with teen drug addiction, and how addiction is different …

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Curriculum Tools for Building Drug and Gambling Literacy

Developed by the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, iMinds is …

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A relationship-focused youth program developed in British Columbia, Canada

The Respectful Futures – Shaping Healthy Relationships curriculum was developed in British Columbia (BC), Canada, by Stroh Health Care in …

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Helping children develop social skills in Friendship Groups

Social and Emotional Skills Training

Social and Emotional Skills Training for Children is the manual for the Friendship Group program, an evidence-based, group-intervention for elementary …

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A learner directed app that helps teens address personal problems

Ripple Effects for Teens is an evidence-based tool that allows teens to independently access information and strategies they need to …

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Alcohol-use prevention program for middle school

Project Northland is an alcohol-use prevention program developed for students in grades 6-8 by Cheryl Perry and colleagues at the …

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Teenage alcohol prevention program using real-world social and legal consequences

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Class Action is an alcohol-use prevention program developed for students grades 9-12 by Cheryl Perry and colleagues at the University …

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A middle-school transition program led by peer mentors

Where Everybody belongs (WEB) is a year-long, middle-school transition program developed by the Boomerang Project, a US based company. Recognizing …

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Supporting high school transition with student mentors

Link Crew is a year-long, high school transition program developed by The Boomerang Project, a US based company. Recognizing that …

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A comprehensive after-school program with an SEL focus

WINGS for Kids is an after-school program focused solely on promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) in students in Kindergarten …

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A physical activity-based positive youth development after-school program for girls

Girls on the Run is a physical, activity-based, after-school program developed by Girls on the Run International, in North Carolina, …

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An after-school program for bullying prevention

Before the Bullying, developed by Growing Sound (a division of Children’s Inc.) is a K-8 universal bullying prevention program …

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Creating Healthy Classrooms that Encourage Learning

Resilient classrooms

This guide, developed by experts in child development and school psychology, presents educators with classroom-based strategies for supporting student’s psychological …

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Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies

The Power of Peers

This volume, edited by Dr. Karen Harris, Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University, and Dr. Lynn Meltzer, Professor …

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Information about Mental Health Medications for children

Mental Health Medications for Children

This medication resource is designed specifically for school-based mental health providers (e.g., school counselors and school psychologists), and other educators …

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How to Help Students who are Afraid to Speak in Public

Helping your child with selective mutism

This book provides information about selective mutism, an anxiety-based condition that causes children not to speak in certain situations. Teachers …

Mental Health
Teaching Social Skills to Youth

Social Skills Training

This 12-week social skills curriculum, developed by Dr. Jed Baker, director of the Social Skills Training Project, includes information about …

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Social Skills Intervention for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Social Skills Intervention

The PEERS Program (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) developed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson at the University …

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Supporting Students with Depression at School

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This book, produced by the National Association of Nurses, provides practical guidance and resources for teachers and school-based mental health …

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What Teacher’s Need to Know About Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Teacher's guide to adhd

Written specifically for teachers, this guide provides practical, evidence-based tools to help students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience academic success. …

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What You Need to Know about Medication and Mental Health Treatment

Straight talk

A useful resource for teachers and parents, leading child psychiatrists Dr. Timothy Wilens and Dr. Paul Hammerness provide answers to …

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Advice for Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Taking charge of adult adhd

Learn essential life tips and strategies for managing Attention-Deficity/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from one of the foremost experts on the condition, …

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Student’s Social Skills

Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

Full of practical, hands-on strategies, this book provides educators with the tools they need to help improve the social skills …

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Student’s Social Skills

Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

Full of practical, hands-on strategies, this book provides educators with the tools they need to help improve the social skills …

Mental Health
10 Simple Techniques for Managing Anxiety

The 10 Best Ever Anxiety

This book, authored by Dr. Margaret Wehrenberg, a licensed psychologist in Missouri, USA, offers readers practical strategies to manage anxiety. …

Mental Health
An Executive Skills Approach to Helping Teens with ADHD

Smart but scattered teens

This book, authored by Dr. Peg Dawson and Dr. Richard Guare from the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in …

Mental Health
An Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids with ADHD

Smart but scattered

This book, authored by Dr. Peg Dawson and Dr. Richard Guare from the Center for Learning and Attention Disorders in …

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Promoting Child Well-being in Schools

Transforming School Mental Health Services

This volume edited by Dr. Beth Doll, Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Dr. Jack Cummings, Professor Emeritus at …

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Helping Teens with Social Challenges Make Friends

The Science of Making Friends

Based on the PEERS program (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) developed at the University of California, …

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An App for Teens who Struggle with Social Skills

Designed as a companion tool for the evidence-based PEERS program (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills), developed …

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Applying Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in School Settings

Trauma-Focused CBT

This book, authored by Dr. Judith Cohen and Dr. Anthony Mannarino, both professors of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of …

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Teaching Mindfulness Strategies to Children and Adolescents

Teaching Mindfulness

This volume, edited by Dr. Christopher Willard, from Lesley University and Harvard Medical School and Dr. Amy Saltzman, a holistic …

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Teaching Mindfulness Strategies to Children and Adolescents

Teaching Mindfulness

This volume, edited by Dr. Christopher Willard, from Lesley University and Harvard Medical School and Dr. Amy Saltzman, a holistic …

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Understanding and Helping Teens Who Engage in Self-Harm

Helping teens who cut

In this updated edition, noted mental health expert Dr. Michael Hollander of Harvard Medical School provides information and practical guidance …

Mental Health
FAQs about ADHD

Answers to Distraction

In their book “Answers to Distraction,” acclaimed ADHD experts Dr. Edward Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey from Harvard Medical School …

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Classroom strategies for coping with common mental health problems: Healthy Minds Canada

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When Something’s Wrong: Strategies for Teachers is a 56-page resource booklet published in 2007 by the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation. …

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Increasing Awareness and Action around Homophobic Bullying

The lesson plan for Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, developed by the British Columbia Teacher Foundation in Canada, …

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Teaching about the Impact of Homophobia in Sports

Examining Homophobia in Sports, developed by the British Columbia Teachers Federation in Canada, provides multiple lesson plans for both …

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Understanding the Status of LGBTQ Students in Schools: A Teacher’s Perspective

The Every Teacher Project, developed by Catherine Taylor and colleagues from the University of Winnipeg, is a knowledge mobilization …

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A Program for Teaching Students about Resilience and Addressing Anxiety and Depression

The Friends for Life program, founded in 1990 in Australia by Dr. Paula Barrett, is designed to promote resilience and …

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A Program for Teaching Students about Resilience and Addressing Anxiety and Depression

The Friends for Life program, founded in 1990 in Australia by Dr. Paula Barrett, is designed to promote resilience and …

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Online Lesson Plan for Increasing Mental Health Literacy and Reducing Stigma on Mental Illness

Healthy Minds, Healthy Youth: A Speak Up Lesson Activity, developed by Speak Up @ Mindcheck, provides an introductory …

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Teaching Students about Family Diversity

What Is a Family is a lesson plan developed by SOGI 123 Education (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education), and …

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A children’s book about friendship and forgiveness: Our Friendship Rules

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Our Friendship Rules, written by Peggy Moss, is a story about Alexandra, who betrays her best friend, Jenny, in …

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A picture book for children PreK- 2 about feeling angry, and constructive ways to deal with their anger: When I Feel Angry

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When I Feel Angry, written by Cornelia Spelman for children PreK- 2, features a young rabbit who feels angry …

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A picture book to inspire elementary schoolchildren to take action when they witness bullying

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Say Something tells the story of a young girl who sees kids being bullied in her school, and comes to …

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A children’s book that teaches anger management using muscle relaxation: Angry Octopus

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The Angry Octopus is a fun children’s book that tells the story of a sea child helping an angry octopus …

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A children’s book on finding joy not in perfection… but in “ish”

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Ish is a beautifully illustrated story of Ramon, who used to find joy in drawing “anytime, anything, anywhere” with abandon, …

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A video of kids talking about difficult emotions, and how breathing helps them calm down

Just Breathe is a short video created in 2014 by US filmmakers Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman using interviews …

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A book about using restorative practices in classrooms: Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Better Than Carrots or Sticks, written by educators Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey, advocates for the use of …

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A comprehensive reader-friendly online guide to Bullying

This online guide to bullying summarizes current international statistics and research on bullying in a highly accessible, reader-friendly way. The …

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A website on which students share stories about teachers who changed their lives

The Teachers Change Lives website, created by the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association in Canada, is a collection of personal …

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An online SEL toolkit designed for parents

The Parent Toolkit is a website produced by NBC News Education Nation in the US, and supported by Pearson publishing …

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An online resource for teaching students with limited formal schooling

The Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling (LFS) Website was developed by the Calgary Board of Education in Alberta, Canada, …

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Brochure for educators receiving refugee students into their classrooms

This 6-page brochure, developed by the US Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA), is designed for educators who are …

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A children’s book about the school-day challenges of an immigrant child: From Far Away

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From Far Away is a children’s book by Canadian author, Robert Munsch, based on the real life experiences of Saoussan, …

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A Primary Lesson Plan about Helping Newcomers with their Challenges

The Welcoming a Newcomer lesson plan from the Critical Thinking Consortium, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is designed to help …

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Promoting social and emotional health through play at recess: Playworks

Playworks, founded by Jill Vialet in Oakland, CA, is a game-based, recess program designed to promote social and emotional …

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Young children learning about feelings by teaching their “feeling buddies”: The Feeling Buddies curriculum

The Feeling Buddies curriculum, developed by Dr Becky Bailey, founder of Loving Guidance in Florida, USA, is designed to promote …

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Integrating SEL into the structures of an early childhood classroom: the Conscious Discipline approach

Conscious Discipline, developed by Dr. Becky Bailey, founder of Loving Guidance in Florida, USA, is an early childhood program …

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Using the lives and words of historical figures to inspire character building: The Wise Skills program

The Wise Skills program is designed to develop character, resilience, and grit, and to strengthen social and emotional skills in …

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A video-based program for developing social skills in early elementary students: The We Have Skills program

We Have Skills is a video-based social skills program for Grades K-3, developed by IRIS Educational Media with funding from …

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Teaching responsible decision making for students K-8: The Social Decision Making/Problem Solving (SDM/PS) Program

The Social Decision Making/Problem Solving (SDM/PS) Program, developed by the Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare Research and Training Institute in the …

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A PreK–3 program for developing self-regulatory and social-emotional skills: The SECURe Program

The SECURe program was created by the EASEL lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in collaboration with the …

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A preK-12 program that combines SEL with education about dog behaviors, and pet shelters: The Mutt-i-grees program

The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, developed by the Pet Savers Foundation and the Yale University School of the 21st Century (US), builds …

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Highly adaptable K-12 curriculum for Character Education: The Character First Program

The Character First program was developed by Character First Education, a division of Strata Leadership based in Oklahoma, USA. This …

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A detailed guide to 25 widely-used SEL programs in the US: Navigating SEL from the Inside Out

This report was commissioned in 2017 by The Wallace Foundation, a New York based philanthropy, to educate school personnel and …

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Media’s Impact on Societal Expectations of Beauty

Beauty Is Skin Deep, is a lesson plan developed by SOGI 123 Education (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education) …

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Guidebook for Adolescent Girls for Promoting Agency

A Girl’s Guide to Knowing Her Rights, developed by the YWCA Canada, is designed for adolescent girls to …

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Teaching Adolescents about the Gender Spectrum and Gender Norms in Society

Gender in Short Stories and Poetry, developed by SOGI 123 Education (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education), provides educators …

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Online Lesson Plan for Increasing Awareness and Respect toward the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community

Think B4 You Speak, developed by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in the U.S.A., provides teachers …

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Lift Off: Teaching about Refugee Experiences

Lift Off, developed by Amnesty International, provides teachers with an entire curriculum as well as single lesson plans …

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Seeking Safety: Lesson Plan for Promoting Understanding of Refugees

Seeking Safety, developed by Amnesty International, provides an instructional resource for students 8-10 years old about refugee and …

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A Media Based Website: Lessons on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

I Am Syria is a non-profit, media-based website that provides resources and educational lesson plans about the Syrian Conflict. Lesson …

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An Online Game: Teaching About Refugee Migration Experiences

The Syrian Journey: Choose Your Own Escape game, developed by the British Broadcasting Channel (BBC), serves as an educational …

Mental Health
Equipping Students and Educators with Mental Health First Aid Skills

Developed in 2001, Mental Health First Aid Australia serves as a national not-for-profit organization focusing on mental health training and …

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Suicide Prevention Lessons and Video Resources for Grades 7-12

Kathleen Gasparini, a secondary health educator with over 20 years of experience, developed this lesson plan on suicide prevention for …

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Teen Mental Health Guide for Parents and Caregivers

The Right By You campaign was created by Partners for Mental Health in Canada to improve mental health and prevent …

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A Suicide Prevention Lesson Plan for Grades 9 to 12

This Teacher’s Guide developed by KidsHealth, an online health education resource supported by the Nemours Foundation, includes two lessons on …

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A Suicide Prevention Lesson Plan for Grades 6 to 8

This Teacher’s Guide, developed by KidsHealth, an online health education resource supported by the Nemours Foundation in the U.S., includes …

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Tools for Supporting Child and Youth Mental Health

The Collaborative Mental Health Care website was developed by child and youth mental health clinicians in Calgary, Hamilton and Ottawa, …

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Mental Health Awareness for Schools

This comprehensive website, presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association, includes general information and strategies for maintaining mental wellness, as …

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20 Children’s Books about Diversity and Body Positivity

This blog post by Jes Baker (aka the Militant Baker), a noted public speaker and body positivity activist, provides a …

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Suicide Prevention Training for Teachers

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid provided by LivingWorks Education, an …

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What educators can do to help a traumatized child at school

This is a straightforward list of 14 specific, practical ideas for educators to help support traumatized children in their classrooms. …

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Some tips on self-care for educators working with children with trauma

Recognizing that educators working directly with traumatized children and adolescents are vulnerable to the effects of trauma, this information sheet, …

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Some tips on self-care for educators working with children with trauma

Recognizing that educators working directly with traumatized children and adolescents are vulnerable to the effects of trauma, this information sheet, …

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How schools and educators can support refugee children’s adjustment to school in North America

This section of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) website outlines several considerations for schools and educators for supporting …

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How schools and educators can support refugee children’s adjustment to school in North America

This section of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) website outlines several considerations for schools and educators for supporting …

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An online resource for understanding refugee trauma in children

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a U.S. organization with a goal to improve access to care, treatment, …

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An online resource for understanding refugee trauma in children

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a U.S. organization with a goal to improve access to care, treatment, …

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Multi-language factsheets on mental health and addiction

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario, Canada, has created multilingual factsheets on mental health and addiction in …

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Easy Classroom Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Written by a special education teacher, this blog post describes seven easy and accessible accommodations that can be implemented in …

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A helpful app for managing anxiety

MindShift is a free, downloadable app for iPhone, iPad and android devices that is designed to help teens and young …

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Learning How to Get Along: An Activity in Conflict Resolution

The Out on a Limb website was developed to provide educators an accessible tool for teaching children the skills they …

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A toolkit for helping refugee families build resilience towards stress

The Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience at the Boston Children’s Hospital in the United States has developed a web-based …

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Multilingual resource sheets for parents on positive child development topics

The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) has created a series of multilingual resource sheets for parents about …

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Learning useful phrases in Arabic and other languages

A great way to build relationships and show you care about newcomer students is to learn to speak some caring …

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A report on the core settlement needs of young newcomer children

This report was published by Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and Support (CMAS) Canada, a leading organization in supporting immigrant …

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Multi-lingual brochures for parents

These brochures were developed as part of the “New In Canada” Parenting Support Series, created by Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and …

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A report on the educational and mental health needs of Syrian Refugee Children

This report, published in Oct 2015 by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, DC, examines the experiences of Syrian …

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A Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families

This guide is published by Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and Support (CMAS) Canada, a leading organization in supporting immigrant …

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Online resource for coordinators and educators on considerations for early childhood education regarding refugee and immigrant students

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Diversity and difference in early childhood education: Issues for theory and practice, written by Kerry H. Robinson and Criss …

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Acknowledging educational needs of students in times of crisis and disaster: A book of essays

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Even in chaos: Education in times of emergency, written by Kevin M. D. Cahill and Miguel H. E. D’Escoto …

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Online resource for coordinators and educators on early childhood education for refugee and immigrant students

Promising practices of early childhood education for immigrant and refugee children of British Columbia, developed by the Affiliation of …

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A resource on creating supportive school environments for refugee students

Life after war: Education as a healing process for refugee and war-affected children, written by Tony Tavares and Isle …

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TED talk on the importance of providing education for refugee children

This TED talk by Melissa Fleming, Head of Communications at UN’s High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), makes the case for …

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A short video about the life of one refugee child

This short video (2 minutes, 43 seconds), created by UNICEF, introduces the plight of refugee children through the life of …

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Teaching tools for integrating refugee issues into classroom curriculum

The United Nations Refugee Agency website includes a section for teachers, providing teaching tools and resources for educators to raise …

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A Guide for Schools About Supporting Children with Refugee Experience

This resource guide was developed in March 2014 as part of the Surrey Welcoming Communities Project in British Columbia, Canada. …

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A documentary about life in the Za’atari Syrian Refugee Camp

Salam Neighbor, released in 2016 by US film production companies Living on One Dollar and 1001 MEDIA, provides a …

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Teaching young children the difference between bullying and teasing: A storybook

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Tease Monster, written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Anita Du Falla (2013), is a storybook targeted for children …

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Teaching children about transgender students: A novel

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George, written by Alex Gino (2015), is a book for middle school children that focuses on the main character, …

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Supporting refugee children in schools: A reference guide

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Supporting refugee children: Strategies for educators, written by Jan Stewart (2011), Associate professor in the Faculty of Education at …

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Teaching young children to not tattle on others: A storybook

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A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue, written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Anita Du Falla, is a storybook …

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Handbook for assessing and measuring of social skills

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Published in 2010, the Practioner’s Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Social Skills, edited by Douglas W. Nangle, David J. …

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Caring for Syrian Refugee Children

Caring for Syrian Refugee Children: A Program Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families, developed by Childminding Monitoring, …

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Develop Knowledge and Skills Regarding the Mental Health of Refugees

The Refugee Mental Health Project, developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Ontario, Canada) aims to build the …

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Engage Immigrant and Refugee Students and Families

Strategies for Engaging Immigrant and Refugee Families, developed by Promote Prevent, a part of Education Development Center, Inc. in …

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A Guide for Teachers and Schools for Students of Refugee Backgrounds

Students from Refugee Backgrounds: A Guide for Teachers and Schools, produced by the BC Ministry of Education (British Columbia, …

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Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Students and Families to Schools

The Welcoming Syrian Students & Families Info Sheet, developed by School Mental Health-Assist (Ontario, Canada), outlines the importance of …

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Canada-based Mindfulness program for Educators

SMART Education is a 9-week, evidence-based mindfulness program for educators.

The SMART (Stress Management And Resiliency Techniques) program aims to …

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Canadian website of tools and resources for building caring communities

The Safe and Caring website offers a wide variety of evidence-based tools and resources for helping schools and communities become …

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Practical resources for teaching self-regulation in an elementary classroom

This website was created by Mrs. Durante, an elementary school teacher from Wisconsin in the United States, to share the …

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How to teach children conversational skills

This article from Edutopia offers eight simple and practical tips for helping children develop their conversational skills of speaking and …

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How one teacher developed an ethic of compassion in his high school teaching practice

In this article, Joshua Block, a U.S. public school Humanities teacher in Philadelphia, reflects on the role compassion plays in …

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Easy and practical ideas for cultivating gratitude in the classroom

A valuable article from the Greater Good website with a list of 15 gratitude activities that can be easily implemented …

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Teacher-developed resources for promoting SEL in the kindergarten classroom

This SEL resource page is part of a teacher resource website developed by the Delta School District in British Columbia, …

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Online SEL resource center for teens and their educators

The inspirED online resource center, jointly developed by Facebook and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, provides practical SEL tools …

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Multilingual information pamphlets on mental health disorders

The Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development has developed information pamphlets on several mental health disorders in children in …

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Online guide to promoting SEL in out-of-school programs for youth

Preparing Youth to Thrive is an online guide of promising practices for promoting SEL in youth-serving programs. Jointly developed by …

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A free online course about Belonging for teachers

Belonging for Educators is a free, interactive online course designed for teachers of K-12 students. Part of the Mindset Kit …

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Daily practices to promote happiness and well-being

Greater Good in Action is a collaboration between University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and HopeLab, in …

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An app for building Emotional Literacy

The Mood Meter app is a tool that helps build emotional awareness and regulation. Based on the Mood Meter tool, …

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Effective online cards for parents to support children’s SEL at home

Great Schools (a US-based non-profit organization) in collaboration with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has developed a set of online …

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A digital platform for creating closer classroom communities

Class Dojo is an innovative way to bring teachers, students and parents closer together using a digital communication platform. This …

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Free guided mindfulness sessions for children: The Mind Yeti

The Mind Yeti website, developed by the Committee for Children, offers free guided audio sessions to help kids calm …

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Free evidence-based tool for measuring SEL in schools

Panorama is an organization dedicated to helping schools measure and improve school climate and culture, student’s social-emotional learning, teaching practices …

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A Self-Regulation Toolkit for Educators

This online toolkit is designed to help schools and educators incorporate and assess self-regulation in their daily teaching practices. Developed …

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Information and Tools for Promoting Character Development

The Character Lab website houses an online collection of tools for understanding and promoting character development, designed for use by …

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Handbook for learning about positive psychology concepts and measures

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Published in 2003, the Positive Psychological Assessment Handbook edited by Shane J. Lopez and C. R. Snyder, provides information on …

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Teaching children respect for other’s personal space: A storybook

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Published in 2007 and written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman, Personal Space Camp teaches young children about …

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Teaching young children to wait their turn before speaking: A storybook

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My Mouth is a Volcano, written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman, is a storybook targeted for …

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A Software Tool to Help Children Build Resilience and Handle Non-Academic Issues

Ripple Effects for Kids is an evidence-based tool for children to develop their resilience and the ability to handle non-academic …

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Use Self-Assessment to Inspire Learning and Reflection

This downloadable assessment toolkit, created by Dr. Lori Desautels, an assistant professor at Marian University (Wisconsin, USA), is designed to …

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Use Games to Engage Students in Learning Twenty-First-Century Skills

Institute of Play (USA) aims to utilize games to support education and as engaging systems to develop 21st-century …

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A Bullying Awareness Guidebook to Learn About and Prevent Bullying in Schools

The Accredited Schools Online Bullying Awareness Guidebook brings awareness to different types of bullying and its targets, and provides students, …

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The Developmental Assets Framework: Understand, Identify, and Track Development in Critical Areas

The Search Institute (Minnesota, USA), founded in 1958, works with organizations, schools, and community coalitions to solve critical challenges in …

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A Conversation on the Development of Intelligence Through Art

This 7-minute video presents the Development of Intelligence Through Art (DIA) Program, a program where children spend time pondering visual …

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Dr. Gordon Neufeld Speaks on Anxiety in Children and Youth

This series of videos with Dr. Gordon Neufield, developmental psychologist and leading member of the Neufield Institute (British Columbia, Canada), …

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The Critical Role of Early Child Development: An interview with Clyde Hertzman

This 2-part talk with Dr. Clyde Hertzman, former Director of UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), organized into a …

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Dispelling Myths About the Adolescent Brain: An Interview with Daniel Siegel

In this 14-minute video, first aired at the Dalai Lama Center’s Heart-Mind 2014 Conference, Daniel Siegel dispels myths regarding the …

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How SEL is Integral to Academics: An interview with Maurice Elias

This 6-minute video is a 2007 interview at the CASEL Forum with Maurice Elias, a psychology professor at Rutgers University …

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Daniel Goleman speaks on the Value of Educating the Whole Child

This 6-minute video of a 2007 interview at the CASEL Forum with Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, discusses …

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Five Keys to Success in promoting Social and Emotional Learning

This 6-minute video outlines the emotional and academic benefits of social and emotional learning in schools. It introduces five key …

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Humanity’s Responsibility in “Educating the Hearts of Children” – A Talk by the Dalai Lama

This 18-minute talk was presented by the Dalai Lama at the 2014 Heart-Mind Summit organized by the Dalai Lama Center …

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Working with Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders: Resources for Parents, Children, and Youth

AnxietyBC (British Columbia, Canada), established in 1999, is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about anxiety and anxiety …

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Working with Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders: Resources for Parents, Children, and Youth

AnxietyBC (British Columbia, Canada), established in 1999, is a non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about anxiety and anxiety …

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PassageWorks: Engagement Resources and Workshops for Educators and Parents

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PassageWorks (Colorado, USA) is an organization whose goal is to support educators and parents in their integration of social, emotional, …

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Working Through Anxiety and Depression

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America is an international, non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for …

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Teaching social and emotional skills to students through active, cooperative games

Developed in the 1990s in Australia by drama teacher, Wilson McCaskill, Play Is The Way® is a whole-school approach …

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An evidence-based program to improve resiliency in adults and the young children in their care

The Reaching In Reaching Out (RIRO) Resiliency Skills Training Program is a 12-hour, evidence-based, skill-enhancement program for service providers working …

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Classroom Strategies for Fostering Self-Regulation in Students in Pre-K to Grade 6

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In his 2012 book, Dr. Stuart Shanker, a leading Canadian scholar on self-regulation, offers a range of classroom strategies that …

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Classroom activities to teach assertive communication, social problem solving, and stress management to adolescents

Healthy Transitions includes facilitated, interactive, classroom-based activities (five sessions) designed to improve resilience in youth by teaching them how to: …

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Filling buckets: Children’s books for teaching kindness

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Carol McCloud, a former early childhood educator, is the author of several children’s books aimed at teaching kindness toward others. …

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An Assessment Tool for evaluating Social and Emotional Health in Early Childhood

The “Ages and Stages” questionnaire is a survey completed by parents that can be used by early childhood educators to …

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Enhancing Self-Driven Conflict Resolution on the Playground

The Peace Path is a tool that can be used by educators to promote positive responses to conflict in the …

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A Website For Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Smiling Mind is a web and app-based program designed to provide children (7 years of age and older), adolescents, and …

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Promoting Resilience In Elementary Students With Post-Traumatic Symptoms

The Bounce Back is a research-based program designed to develop resilience in elementary students with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. …

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Building Resilience and Social-Emotional Skills in Children and adolescents

Aussie Optimism is an evidence-based program designed to build resilience and social-emotional skills in children and adolescents from 1st

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Promoting Social Skills, Emotional Regulation, and Problem Solving in K-3 students

The Classroom Dinosaur Curriculum is a research-based program designed to improve social skills, emotional regulation, and problem-solving skills in students …

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Promoting Character Development and Life Skills in K-12 students

Learning for Life K-12 Integrated Academic and Character Development is a research-based program that provides character education and life skills …

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How do we help students with behavioral challenges?

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In Dr. Ross Greene’s 2014 book Lost at School, he continues to develop his model, Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), …

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Techniques for building emotional intelligence

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Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children, written by Linda Lantieri and Daniel Goleman in 2008, …

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A program for helping children handle stress

Developed by the Psychology Foundation of Canada, Kids Have Stress Too! (KHST!) is a primary prevention program that provides evidence-based …

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Helping behaviourally challenging students

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Dr. Ross Green’s 2016 book, Lost and Found – Helping Behaviourally Challenging Students, is a comprehensive overview of the Collaborative …

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How do you handle explosive kids?

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In their 2006 book, Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Approach, Dr. Ross Greene and Dr. Stuart Ablon describe …

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Mastering the role of student to become successful beyond the classroom

The Good Behavior Game is an evidence-based classroom behavior management strategy developed through the American Institute for Research with benefits …

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Helping youth live happier and healthier lives: Addressing health risk behaviors

The Michigan Model for Health, distributed by the Educational Materials Center, is a comprehensive and skills-based health education curriculum designed …

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Focusing on students’ conscious self-development for future success

The Toolbox Project, developed through Berkley Public Schools in California, is a curriculum aimed at promoting critical social competencies …

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Working with communities to improve well-being in schools

Well Ahead is an ongoing initiative of the J.W.McConnell Foundation aimed at enhancing student well-being in school communities. In its …

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Promoting student resilience and teaching social and emotional skills in children and adolescents

Strong Kids is an initiative developed at the University of Oregon as part of the Oregon Resiliency Project, aimed at …

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Exploring our Emotions: A Tool to Teach Emotional Intelligence

The Ekmans’ Atlas of Emotions is an interactive website application that teaches emotional intelligence through self guided exploration of episodic …

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A US Government Website Aimed at Identifying Strategies for Supporting Teens

Youth.gov (formerly FindYouthInfo.gov) was created by a collaboration between 19 American federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on …

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A Parent Toolkit for Academics, Health and Wellness, and Social and Emotional Development

The Parent Toolkit is a collection of resources produced by the NBC News Education Network in the United States in …

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International Programs and Workshops for Mindfulness Education

Mindfulness Without Borders is an organization consisting of a team of educators, practitioners, and professionals who are dedicated to the …

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Confronting Prejudice by Connecting Historical Events to Students’ Own Lives

Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit, international educational and professional development organization that works to engage students of diverse …

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Learn About Developmental Trajectories, Biological Links and Policy Research Regarding Development

The Human Early Learning Partnership (British Columbia, Canada) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network based out of the University of …

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Integrating SEL into Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education

Social & emotional learning and teacher education: What do we know and where do we go from here?, revised in …

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Understand Anxiety and Learn Strategies to Help Combat It

Calm Clinic is a website designed to help users understand anxiety, an often misunderstood condition. Calm clinic explores what anxiety …

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Use Cognitive Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Depression

Moodgym (Australia) is a free interactive training program developed to help young people learn cognitive behavior therapy skills for preventing …

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Use Cognitive Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Depression

Moodgym (Australia) is a free interactive training program developed to help young people learn cognitive behavior therapy skills for preventing …

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Daily Activities Nurture Children’s Growth from Birth

Vroom is a collection of resources developed by a group of scientists, community leaders, and trusted brands that operates with …

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Learn and Apply Information on how Interpersonal Relationships Affect Brain Development

The Mindsight Institute focuses on interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB), which is an interdisciplinary field with the goal to understand the mind …

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Develop Contemplative Communities in Higher Education Settings

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (Massachusetts, USA) is a non-profit organization that works to transform higher education by …

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A Network That Promotes the Integration of Traditional Scientific Methodology with Contemplative Practices

The Mind and Life Institute, established in 1987, is a non-profit organization whose goal is to build a scientific understanding …

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A Network Dedicated to Cultivating and Supporting Mindfulness in Educational Settings

Mindfulness in Education, established in 2001, is a network that sees mindfulness as a solution to stress, confusion, and …

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A Non-Profit Network Dedicated to Promoting Child Spirituality

The ChildSpirit Institute (Georgia, USA) is a non-profit network of families, researchers, teachers, health care providers, community and religious leaders, …

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A Website for Spiritually-Grounded Practices to Promote Love, Forgiveness, and Compassion

The Fetzer Institute (Michigan, USA) is an organization dedicated to improving the human condition through raising awareness of the relationship …

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A Pyramid Model for Supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Children from Birth to Age 5

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), developed at Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, USA), is a …

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Teach Social Responsibility to Students Through Programs and Classroom Lessons

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The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility works with teachers, principals, guidance counselors, other school staff, and parents to help …

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A Website to Help Adults Guide Children’s Growth, Skills, and Independence

Acorn Dreams is a website for teachers, parents, and other caregivers that offers information to help guide children aged 3 …

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A Toolkit for Re-Examining Knowledge and Beliefs on Bullying

Eyes on Bullying is a toolkit that helps users understand bullying, to re-examine their own knowledge and beliefs about bullying, …

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Inform Your Teaching Practice with Readings on Effective Teaching Strategies, Implementing Technology, and More

New Horizons for Learning, adapted from the John Hopkins University School of Education, is a web resource designed to …

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An Interactive Map of Mindfulness Programs and Support Forum for Educators

Mindfuleducation.org is a website created by the Association for Mindfulness in Education (AME), which serves as a collaboration of organizations …

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Reduce Bullying Through School-Based Strategies

The P.E.A.C.E. Pack, developed in 2001, is an anti-bullying program from Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia). The systematic framework provided by …

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Mental Health Assistance for Schools in Ontario, Canada

School Mental Health-ASSIST (SMH ASSIST) is a support team designed to aid Ontario’s 72 school boards in the promotion of …

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A children’s book about the ripples of being kind, and unkind

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Each Kindness, written by Jacqueline Woodson, is a story about a girl named Chloe who reacts unkindly when a new …

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Children’s book about how first impressions could be misleading, even for ‘sworn enemies’!

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Enemy Pie, written by Derek Munson, is about a boy who is having trouble with a new neighbor, Jeremy Ross, …

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A children’s book about how hard being kind can sometimes be

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Those Shoes, written by Maribeth Boelts, is a story about Jeremy, who really wants a pair of “cool shoes” like …

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Teaching young children to cope with change and difficult situations- Zippy’s Friends

Zippy’s Friends, developed by UK-based charity, Partnership for Children, is a school-based program that aims to promote the mental health …

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A primary school program for coping with change: Apple’s Friends

Apple’s Friends, developed by UK-based charity, Partnership for Children, is a school-based program that aims to promote the mental …

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An Australian SEL program

The Ripple Kindness Project for Schools is an Australian, universal, social and emotional curriculum for the whole school that is …

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Improving school climate through promoting kindness: Rachel’s Challenge

The Awaken the Learner program aims to promote safe and positive school climates, and reduce bullying and violence through fostering …

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A Canadian SEL and Mindfulness program for Adolescents: The Mindfulness Ambassador Council (MAC)

The Mindfulness Ambassador Council (MAC) program, developed by Mindfulness without Borders (Canada), is designed to help adolescents face life’s challenges …

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Facilitating friendships and leadership opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Best Buddies program, founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, aims to foster inclusiveness and acceptance of people with intellectual and …

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Integrating contemplative practices with SEL to build resilience in New York schools: The Inner Resilience Program (IRP)

The Inner Resilience Program (IRP) was founded by Linda Lantieri in 2002 in response to the effects of the September …

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Connecting Researchers and Practitioners Interested in Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

The Mindfulness in Education Network (MIEN) was established in 2001 by a group of educators and students of Zen Master …

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A Classroom-based Mindfulness Program for Adolescents

Learning to BREATHE (L2B) is a mindfulness-based curriculum for use in classroom or group settings with adolescents, created by founder …

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Helping teachers build positive relationships with students through enhancing teacher social and emotional competencies

FuelEd, developed by therapist and researcher, Megan Marcus, focuses on educators as agents for students’ academic, social, and emotional learning. …

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A Restorative Justice program that helps to divert youth from the Canadian Criminal Justice System

The Restorative Youth Circles (RYC) program is developed by Peacebuilders International, a Canadian organization dedicated to improving the lives of …

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Reading with Dogs

AARF! is an innovative Animal Assisted Therapy Program currently offered in the Coquitlam School District in British Columbia, Canada. The …

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A universal violence prevention program in US schools: PeaceBuilders

The PeaceBuilders program, developed by PeacePartners (California, USA) in 2003, aims to prevent violence in schools through the creation of …

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Promoting social and emotional learning in Secondary Schools

This 8-page article, published in February 2014 by the Center for Youth Voice in Policy and Practice, provides a comprehensive, …

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Where to find games, worksheets and activities for teaching in classrooms and home

Education.com is an easy-to-navigate website that provides educators and parents with resources to promote learning at home, at school, and …

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Mindfulness tools and research from UCLA

The Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles aims to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan, …

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Integrating mindfulness into classroom practice: The Mindful Schools curriculum

The Mindful Schools Curriculum, developed by Mindful Schools in Emeryville, CA, brings mindfulness practices into the K-12 classroom, by teaching …

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An online resource dedicated to Positive Psychology

The Authentic Happiness website is developed and maintained by the Positive Psychology Center at University of Pennsylvania, overseen by Dr. …

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A pinterest board for teaching SEL

Edutopia’s SEL Pinterest board- a curated board of creative, SEL-related “pins” submitted by educators. “Pins” include ‘tips and tricks’, activities, …

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Self-help guides for kids to overcoming difficult emotions

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The What to Do When … book series, written by Dawn Huebner, provides children and their parents with easy-to-read information …

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Don’t Laugh at Me: A free program for building caring, respectful environments

The Don’t Laugh At Me (DLAM) programs, created and distributed by Operation Respect, help build caring school and classroom …

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Creating safe, respectful environments with Operation Respect

Operation Respect, founded in 1999 by Peter Yarrow, is a non-profit education organization dedicated to creating safe, respectful, “bully-free” …

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Cultivating Kindness in the Classroom

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The ‘Kindness in the Classroom’ program was developed by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, with the goal …

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Using stories of heroes to empower “sticking your neck out” for common good

The Giraffe Heroes project was founded by Ann Medlock to inspire and empower people to ‘stick their necks out’ for …

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A Website where Educators in British Columbia share SEL resources for teaching

SEL has become a major focus for many schools and educators in British Columbia, where Social Responsibility is one of …

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Building a feelings vocabulary for toddlers

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The “Feeling for Little Children” Series, written by Elizabeth Crary & Shari Steelsmith, teaches toddlers about feelings using song and …

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Teaching children social problem solving using choose-your-ending books

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The “Children’s Problem Solving” series, written by Elizabeth Crary, is designed to teach preschool and early elementary school children problem-solving …

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Choose-your-ending books about feelings

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The “Dealing with Feelings” series, written by Elizabeth Crary, is about feelings (and the situations that provoke them) that many …

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A picture book that teaches about friendship and social aggression, using colors and numbers

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“Two”, written by award winning author Kathryn Otoshi, is a beautifully simple, character-building children’s picture book about friendship, letting-go, self-discovery …

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Implementing meditation periods during school: The Quiet Time program

The Quiet Time program, developed by the David Lynch Foundation, aims to reduce student stress, enhance student wellness, and improve …

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A book for cultivating mindfulness in children

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The Mindful Child, written by Susan Kaiser Greenland, provides adults with practical, easy-to-follow techniques and tools for teaching children …

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Teaching children and adolescents the skills for cultivating mindfulness

The Inner Kids Program is developed by Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of “The Mindful Child”. This program aims to …

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A website for youth in British Columbia to check in on their mental health and connect to local support

Mindcheck is a website for youth and young adults (age 13 and above) to understand their mental health, look up …

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Increasing Student Motivation by Fostering a Growth Mindset

The Brainology and MindsetMaker programs were developed by Carol Dweck, one of the world’s leading researchers in motivation.

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Free, developmentally appropriate health-related lesson plans for educators

KidsHealth in the Classroom is created by KidsHealth.org, the most visited, doctor-approved health information site on the Web for …

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A Canadian program for Positive Youth Development

Lions Quest Canada- The Centre for Positive Youth Development, is a Canadian organization with a mission to provide leadership, knowledge …

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Focusing on Friendships

The GirlPower & GoodGuys programs, developed by Dana Kerford in Ontario Canada, aims to help children develop the skills, language …

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Inspiring Acts of Kindness

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The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) website is a treasury of resources for inspiring and empowering children and adults to …

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An anti-bullying website by the US Government

StopBullying.gov is a US federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, providing a …

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A Global Network for promoting Emotional Intelligence

6 Seconds, founded by Anabel Jensen and Joshua Freeman, is a global network supporting the development of emotional intelligence …

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Philanthropy education in K-12 Classrooms

The Learning to Give website is a treasury of resources for educators to teach about philanthropy, generosity, citizenship, and civic …

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Anti-bias lessons and activities

The Teaching Tolerance website is a comprehensive resource for educators, serving as clearinghouse for information on anti-bias programs and activities …

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Reducing bullying through building respect and social responsibility

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The Life Synergy for Youth program, developed and facilitated by Dwayne Peace, is a set of courses designed to deal …

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Using colored zones to teach emotion regulation

The Zones of Regulation, developed by Leah Kuypers in 2011, teaches students self-regulation using a systematic, cognitive behavior approach. Within …

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Using colors and numbers to teach kids to stand up for themselves and others: A picture book

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A simply and beautifully illustrated children’s picture book, “One” is a story about bullying that teaches children to stand up …

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Teaching perspective-taking through the eyes of an ant: A child’s picture book

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A charming, brightly illustrated children’s picture book, authored by Phillip M. Hoose & Hannah Hoose and illustrated by Debbie Tilley …

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How are students affected by teachers’ social and emotional competence and well-being?

In this 2009 article Jennings and Greenberg argue that teacher’s social and emotional competence and well-being play a key role …

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A useful online guide to understanding and improving teacher-student relationships

This webpage on the Education and Psychology (pre-k to 12) section of the American Psychological Association website provides comprehensive and …

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A social development approach to support children with academic or behavioral challenges

The Raising Healthy Children (RHC) program, developed by the Social Development Research Group in Seattle, WA, promotes positive youth development …

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A Canadian program for building a culture of respect within the sport community

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The Respect in Sport program, developed by the Respect Group in Canada, focuses on educating and empowering coaches, youth leaders, …

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Reducing adolescent risk behaviors through promoting healthy youth relationships: the Fourth R program

The Fourth R Program, developed by Dr David Wolfe at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, …

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A school reform model focused on creating positive and intentional relationships

Building Assets, Reducing Risks is a social and emotional learning school reform model initially developed by Angela Jerabek in the …

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Tools to Create an Atmosphere of Non-Violence at Home and School

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This book aims to create an atmosphere at home and school in which children and adults can gain skills to …

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A Story Book on the Meaning of Mindfulness

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In this 2011, illustrated book, children explore the meaning of mindfulness and achieving “true happiness” by bringing all of your …

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Mindfulness Exercises for Parents and Their Children

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This 2013 book introduces the basics of mindfulness to children and acts as a guide to cultivating a presence of …

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A How-To Manual of Mindfulness Practices for Teens

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This 2015 guide to mindfulness-based techniques can help teens learn to stay calm in stressful situations such as taking a …

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Transform Anger into Connections Through Non-violent Communication

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This 2005 booklet offers the reader an approach to anger management called Non-Violent Communication™ (NVC). It outlines a process of …

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The “Golden Rule” for Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

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This 1999 book offers a new “Golden Rule” for Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, and shows how parents can live by it: …

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A Guide to Emotion Coaching for Parents

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Published in 1998, this book serves as a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world, with …

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Using Anger Positively to Meet Needs

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Published in 2005, this book aims to challenge the reader that anger can be used positively, outlining four key truths: …

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Classroom Management for Canadian Educators

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Written by Levin, Nolan, Kerr, Elliot, and Bajovic, the Fourth Canadian Edition of this book provides a theoretically-based, practical system …

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Implement both Cooperation and Competition in the Classroom

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Published originally in 1987, this book outlines how different goal structures – competitive, individualistic, and cooperative – can be integrated …

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Helping Young People Learn Self-Regulation

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Published in 2008, this book is designed to address children’s anger problems, academic performance challenges, and anxieties, as well as …

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A Collaborative System for School Improvement

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Published in 2011, this book aims to simplify the complexity of school improvement efforts to help schools create a positive …

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Activities, Discussions, and Assignments for Middle School Emotional Literacy

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Published in 2004, this book outlines a 6-step program that engages the intellectual, emotional, and social framework of the individual …

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Games, Role-Plays, and Worksheets for Teaching Empathy

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Published in 2007, this book provides teachers, counselors, school social workers, psychologists, and other professional caregivers with a variety of …

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A Morning Routine to Foster Community

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Published in 2002, this book describes the Morning Meeting, a daily routine designed for use at the beginning of the …

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Teach Students Connections Between Behaviours and Consequences

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Published in 2010, this book outlines the concept of Social Behaviour Mapping (SBM), which teaches students how their “expected” versus …

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Strategies for Students to Foster Friendships

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Published in 1991, this book aims includes ideas and strategies for fostering positive relationships, with the primary message that if …

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Exercises to Enhance Relationships and Reduce Conflict

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Published in 2003, this book describes the process of life-enriching education, with a goal of educating this and future generations …

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Prevent and Manage Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems

The HereToHelp project was established in 2003 by the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information, with a goal …

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Tools, Models, and Assessments for Fostering School and Afterschool Environments

Program in Education, Afterschool, and Resiliency (PEAR) is a joint initiative between Harvard University and McLean Hospital whose aim is …

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A Professional Development Workshop/Consultation Program for Fostering a School Ecosystem

Founded in 1976, Lesson One is a professional development program that is designed to help schools establish and implement a …

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Improve School Safety and Prevent Violence

TeachSafeSchools.org is a website developed by the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment that is designed to help school …

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Prevent Bullying and Substance Abuse, Promote Student Mental Health and SEL

PromotePrevent.org is a website that is part of a global non-profit organization, The Education Development Centre Inc., which designs, delivers …

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English and Spanish SEL Resources for Children

FeelingsFactory.com is a website created by a group of mental health therapists who sought to develop tools that are more …

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Courses and Resources for Adults

UMassMed.edu/cfm/ is a website detailing the programs and activities available from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Centre for Mindfulness. …

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Foster Mindfulness Awareness with English and Spanish Resources for Adults

http://marc.ucla.edu is a website detailing the programs and resources available from the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center of the University of …

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Developing Multiple Intelligences to Create Civic-Minded Students

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Published in 2003, this book suggests that combining emotional intelligence (EQ) with academic intelligence (IQ) is essential for developing knowledgeable, …

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Working through Scenarios and Illustrations to Develop Empathy, Trust, and Respect

Published in 1996, this book emphasizes the necessity of imparting caring attitudes and teaching caring skills to children. Included are …

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TRIBES: A Process to Develop Communities and Collaboration in Schools

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Published in 2007, this book outlines the why, what, and how of using the process of Tribes Learning Communities® …

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Equipping Students with Friendship-building Skills

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Published in 2005, this book is a resource designed for parents and teachers of children aged 4-15 to resolve problems …

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Insights into Mental States and Behaviour across Development

Social cognition

Published in 2009, this book is a collaborative and interdisciplinary investigation of early social cognition from developmental psychology and developmental …

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Activities to Recognize, Control and Utilize Anger

volcano

Published in 1996, this resource book for teachers, parents, and caregivers is about living successfully, non-violently, without fear and with …

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A Resource for Educators to Develop Empathic Intelligence

empathic intelligence

Published in 2005, this book aims to provide new and experienced teachers, leaders, and others with influencing conceptual frameworks to …

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Using Interactive Theatre Techniques to Enhance Communication

theatre

Published in 1998, this book is a collection of interactive theatre techniques designed to give educators, community workers, youth and …

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An Exploration of Cultural Diversity through Art

we are all related

Published in 1996, this book is a collection of art accompanied by written commentary, created by a Canadian, cross-cultural group …

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Practical Strategies and Techniques for Behaviour Management

buggers

Published in 2010, Getting the Buggers to Behave provides practical ideas and equips teachers with realistic strategies for classroom management …

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A Youth-Specific Assertiveness Model

safe teen

Safeteen is an assertiveness training program designed to promote youth empowerment and safety in schools. Published in 2001, this book …

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Inspiring Teens to Persevere

Courage+To+Change

Published in 2001, this book is a compilation of stories and poems written by youth who speak honestly about the …

Mental Health
Free mental health education and screening event in British Columbia

Beyond the Blues Education and Screening Day is an annual mental health awareness campaign coordinated by Canadian Mental Health Association …

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A school-wide, systems change bullying prevention program from Norway

Olweus logo

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP), created by Dr Dan Olweus in 1983 in Norway, is a whole-school, systems change …

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Helping families and educators promote social and emotional wellbeing in children

The Heart-Mind Online website, developed by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education in Vancouver, Canada, is a collection …

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A school-wide bullying prevention program: Steps to Respect

Steps to Respect is a program developed by the Committee for Children in Seattle, WA, USA, to decrease bullying in …

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The importance of helping children feel empowered

This TED talk features Kiran Bir Sethi, the founder of the Riverside School in India, a school focused on nurturing …

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The importance of love and leadership in schools

This TED talk by Linda Cliatt, a principal at a school listed as ‘low performing’ and ‘potentially dangerous’ in Philadelphia, …

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Teaching children to take responsibility through Restitution

The Restitution Self-discipline approach, developed by Diane Gossen in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, focuses on relationships, responsibility and respect as a …

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A program for teacher well-being: SMART in Education

SMART- Passageworks

The SMART program, which stands for Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques in Education, was created in 2007 by the Impact …

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Non-cognitive skills that shape academic performance

This report, created in June 2012 by The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research in partnership with the …

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How SEL can help to develop resilience in children in contexts of conflict and crisis

This report, published in 2013 by the World Bank in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, draws connections between Social …

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An overview of the research on resilience in children

This article, published in Education Canada in 2010, is a short and easy read summarizing the research on resilience in …

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An online learning tool to enhance emotional literacy

This emotions color wheel presents a fun, interactive way to learn about emotions, and is a useful tool to have …

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Empowering teen leaders in bully prevention

bully busters

This book, published in 2012, outlines the Bully Busters Program for High School, a schoolwide program that focuses on empowering …

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A comprehensive, school-based approach to bullying prevention and intervention

anti-bullying

The Anti-Bullying Handbook, written by Dr. Keith Sullivan in New Zealand, provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues …

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How teachers can support moral development in their classrooms

nice is not enough

Nice is Not Enough, written by Larry Nucci, provides an in-depth understanding of moral development from the early elementary …

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A curriculum for teaching non-violence to children

compassionate classroom

The Compassionate Classroom, written by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson, provides a curriculum and tools for teaching nonviolent …

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Beyond Blaming: A book of tools for students to help them resolve conflict

no fault

The no-fault classroom, written by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson, provides a curriculum and tools that help students …

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Comparing different approaches to addressing cases of bullying

bullying-interventions-in-schools

Bullying Interventions in Schools, authored by Dr. Ken Rigby, a renowned scholar in school bullying, is an examination of …

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Considering the viewpoints of bullies and victims in addressing the problem: The Method of Shared Concern

the-method-of-shared-concern

Authored by Dr. Ken Rigby in Australia, an internationally recognized scholar on school bullying, this book offers an in-depth understanding …

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A book for understanding and addressing bullying in schools

bullying-prevention

Bullying Prevention and Intervention, authored by Swearer, Espelage, and Napolitano, offers research-based information and practical strategies for dealing with …

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A useful book on implementing SEL in grades K to 12

social-and-emot

Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom, authored by K.W. Merrell and B.A. Gueldner, offers comprehensive yet practical information …

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A violence prevention program for adults working with First Nations populations by the Canadian Red Cross

red cross

This program, developed by the Canadian Red Cross, is designed to help adults working with First Nations/Inuit/Métis, to recognize and …

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