Social-Emotional Learning for Prevention

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. Though often…..

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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 the ages and developmental levels of students. Students require access…..

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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…..

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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.

Comprehensive in Scope

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices (NREPP): “Effective SEL program that improves self-regulation and social competence”—essential protective factors related to positive mental health.

Complementary SEL Program

The Collaborative for Academic, Social & Emotional Learning (CASEL): “Complementary SEL Program” that is comprehensive in scope and taught as a stand-alone course or integrated into core curriculum.

Articles & Resources

Expressing feelings safely in school and in the community

Young children are faced with the same emotions as adults; however, they lack the reasoning skills to safely and effectively express them. Like adults, children get angry, frustrated, embarrassed, nervous, etc., but do not have the language skills to talk…..

Self-Regulation In & Outside the Classroom

Self-Regulation In & Outside the Classroom Self-Regulation refers to several processes that allow children to respond appropriately to their immediate environment. Learning self-regulating techniques allows children to stay focused and alert while in a classroom setting or any other social…..

Social Media Interaction & Its Influence on Academic Success

While in moderation, social media can become a great way for children to connect with one another. Healthy discussions and topics that children share with one other, such as school subjects, peer interactions, and parental relations, can be an integral…..

Positive Thinking Boosts Emotional Intelligence

As part of our curriculum, we at SEL for prevention are dedicated to the power of positive thinking, and how it directly correlates to a child’s education and academic success. With so many negative distractions in our culture that affects…..

Educating Gifted Children Comes With Its Own Set of Challenges

Gifted children are often difficult to educate. At times, they are just as challenging to teach as those with learning disorders.

We Must Equip Our Kids with the Tools to Recognize and Stop Emotional Manipulation

SEL for Prevention equips kids with—among other things—tools and strategies to recognize, label, and stop participating in emotional manipulation.

The 5 C’s of Suicide Prevention – An Action Plan for Schools

Suicide is a serious issue among school-age kids and teens. When it comes to suicidal behavior in students, it’s the responsibility of teachers and school officials to intervene and provide guidance.

Build Protective Factors to Keep Children Safe

In 8 steps, our programs help children and adolescents gain resilience and become less likely to develop self-destructive or aggressive behaviors.

Social-Emotional Learning for Prevention

Get Upstream in Prevention with SEL Programs SEL for Prevention is the Social & Emotional Learning solution for your school district


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 SEL

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 for Prevention 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.

SEL Train the Trainers Workshop


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