Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in children’s social and emotional development. They can model the skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all children to master, and they can be important advocates for SEL at school.

Parent Teen Connect

ParentTeen Connect from Committee for Children designed by social-emotional learning experts as an at-home, family-engagement resource

Sesame Street: Little Children, Big Challenges

Committee for Children has collaborated with Sesame Workshop to bridge the divide between what children learn in school and what they learn at home with their families. Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges initiative provides tips and strategies to help adults and children (ages 2 to 5) navigate challenges and build lifelong skills for resilience

PBS Kids: For Parents

Activities, resources, and more related to a variety of social and academic topics including social skills, character, self awareness

Child Health & Development Institute of CT 

Connecticut based resrource Children's Mental Health Information for Parents and Caregivers

Child Mind Institute Resrouces for Families

Expert developed resrouces to support familes with the challenges and concerns that can arise as part of development the growing minds of children

Understood: For Families

Resources for families of children who learn and think differently

Confident Parents Confident Kids

A site for parents actively supporting kids' social and emotional development

Greater Good Magazine: Science Based Insights for a Meaningful Life: Parenting & Families

Greater Good Magazine articles related specifically to parenting & families

Great Good Science Center: Greater Good Parenting

Berkeley Center for Greater Good resources for raising caring, courageous kids, shareing top research and best practices

SEL in the Home

Information from CASEL about how families can participate in SEL education at home

Social and Emotional Development

Large collection of information, resources, and more on SEL from the NBC News Learn

A Parents' Resource Guide to SEL

A curated list of articles and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children

Keep Connected

Website from Search Institute providing practical information and resources for parenting adults regarding youth ages 0-18

Developing a Common Language in Connecticut: A Dictionary of Terms Related to Trauma-Informed Schools

A document complied by the Connecticut Trauma-Informed School Mental Health Task Force 2019 complied as a way to build common language, including "to develop a dictionary of common terms related to trauma and trauma-responsive practices"

SEL4CT

The SEL4CT Blog

Check out our blog more information, articles and resources for parents and families in our blog

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