The Whole Child

Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child… Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) is more important now than at any other point in American history. Suicide rates are at an all-time high and mental health issues are growing countrywide. Thought often…

Tools & Strategies

Proven Research. Positive Results… More than 10 years of proven research and positive results back SEL for Prevention’s programs. Our strength-based approach for Social and Emotional Learning curricula spans age and developmental levels. Students require access to curricula that is…..

SEL in Your School

A Concrete Plan for Social, Emotional & Academic Success… The SEL for Prevention webinar provides school administrators with a concrete plan for students. It equips students, ages 5-14, with the tools they need to meet social, emotional and behavioral challenges……

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) isn’t just some abstract concept. With SEL for Prevention, students easily learn and embrace skills to last a lifetime.

We have a Passion for Prevention

Even with risk factors present, we can build protective factors to keep kids safe.

Experience & Understanding

SEL for Prevention was created by a former Critical Care Nurse with a passion for preventing disease and trauma. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she realizes strong physical health starts by developing strong mental health.

All the Right Research

We developed SEL for Prevention with consultation from mental health professionals, educators and university-based research scientists—all interested in preparing kids with tools that promote resilience.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

The SEL for Prevention programs meet the needs of all children, ages 5-14, across developmental levels and grades, allowing instructors to provide upstream prevention to the general student population as well as intervention for vulnerable populations.

8 Steps to Success

The SEL for Prevention programs teach 8 essential social and emotional learning concepts, skill-sets, and strategies that help children to effectively (and ethically) manage the academic, social, emotional & interpersonal challenges of life.

Articles & Resouces

Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts The strength of our SEL4MA membership was on full display in the last couple of weeks—and the result is significant legislation to promote social and emotional learning across the Commonwealth. On Thursday, Governor Baker signed…..

                By Zara Abrams Special to The Washington Post Wednesday Posted at 11:23 AM Boutique fitness studios are outcompeting large, multipurpose health clubs, thanks largely to their most devoted customers: Millennials, according to a 2017…..

By Leah Shafer     Jun 26, 2018   In their separate domains, educators and parents both understand the importance of social-emotional skills—that the ability to manage emotions, to empathize, and to collaborate is key to fulfillment and success, in…..

This article is in our guide Social-Emotional Learning: Why It Matters and How to Foster It By Kelly Stuart     Jun 25, 2018 3 Tips to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning Into Everyday Literacy Instruction Christina Pirzada · Jun 18, 2018….

9 Strategies to Help Kids Cope With Social Exclusion and Friendship Breakups By Signe Whitson Wavebreakmedia Ltd via Getty Images In their younger years, they were inseparable. They begged for playdates, planned out sleepovers, coordinated afterschool activities, and just seemed…..

New Jersey law requires electronic communication to be included in school districts’ bullying prevention policies. By Jennie L. Osborne | February 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM Bigstock In last week’s Law Journal, our firm contributed an article defining the new…..

ASD superintendent responds to deadly Florida school shooting 17 hrs 55 mins ago by KTVA Web Staff Updated: 13 hrs 28 mins ago The sadness surrounding the tragedy at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday…..

Higher Education Network Academics Anonymous We need a bigger conversation about bullying in academia “I was routinely humiliated by my head of department. Universities must tackle bullying with proper policy” Anonymous academic Fri 26 Jan 2018 02.30 EST Last modified on…..

By: Afternoon Voice January 10, 2018 It is time for creating emotional safe space for children at home and in our society. In psychology, emotional safety refers to an emotional state achieved in attachment relationships wherein each individual is…..

Solutions for Teachers Bullied by Colleagues My last blog post shared stories from teachers who have been traumatized by administrators and fellow instructors. Today’s post introduces strategies to counteract bullies’ go-to move: rhetorical evisceration disguised as “helpful” critique. Don’t think…..

Get Upstream in Prevention with SEL Programs

SEL for Prevention is the Social & Emotional Learning solution for your school district 

SEL for Prevention Middle School Program

Middle School Students

A comprehensive, evidence-based SEL curriculum for students facing the many anxieties and challenges associated with the transition into middle school.


Camp MakeBelieve Kids

Elementary School Students

An interlocking system of educational tools designed to give children the SEL skills and strategies to safely and ethically manage feelings, thoughts, and behavior.

SEL Training


Includes: 1-hour introductory webinar; 10 hours of live or virtual training; 6 follow-up virtual group support sessions; post-assessments; and SEL Basics Certification.


Train the Trainers


SEL trainers receive the training, skill-sets, materials, and strategies for teaching the SEL for Prevention curriculum to those interested in becoming SEL instructors.

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