SEL Section

MH Section

SEL Content Types

MH Content Types

SEL Foci

Academic Area

SEL Age Groups

MH Age Groups

Casel Categories

Mental Health Foci

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 …

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 …

Handbook for assessing and measuring of social skills


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

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 …

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 …

Handbook for learning about positive psychology concepts and measures


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

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 …

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 …

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 …

How do we help students with behavioral challenges?


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

Helping behaviourally challenging students


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

How do you handle explosive kids?


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

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to increase intentionality in fostering Social and Emotional Learning


This issue brief, published on the University of Minnesota extension website in February 2015, highlights the importance of intentionality …

A strength-based assessment of protective factors for preschoolers: The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschoolers, Second Edition (DECA-P2) is a strengths-based assessment system of within-child protective factors for …

A screening measure for social, emotional and behavioral strengths and difficulties in children and youth

The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a 25-item behavioural screening questionnaire developed by R. Goodman in the 1990s that …

A strength-based assessment of social-emotional competence in children: The Devereux Strengths Assessment

The Devereux Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a 72-item strengths-based assessment of social-emotional competence of youth in kindergarten through grade 8. …

Assessing student, parent and educator perceptions of school climate: The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory


The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) was developed by the U.S. National School Climate Center in 2002. The CSCI assesses …

Assessing student perceptions of social-emotional, academic and health outcomes: Tell Them From Me

OurSCHOOL|TTFM (Tell Them From Me) is an evaluation tool designed to help educators and administrators make informed choices on school …

Assessing social, emotional and physical well-being and after-school activities of children in middle childhood: The Middle Years Development Instrument

The Middle Years Development Inventory (MDI) is questionnaire completed by youth in Grade 4 and Grade 7. Developed by the …

A teacher assessment inventory of kindergarten children’s development: The Early Development Inventory

The Early Development Inventory (EDI) is 104-item questionnaire developed by Dr. Dan Offord and Dr. Magdalena Janus through the Offord

Assessing social-emotional skills in Kindergarten through Grade 3 students: SELweb

SELweb is a computer-administered assessment of children’s social-emotional comprehension from kindergarten through grade three developed by the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center …