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Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Resource - Rocky View Schools - This webpage outlines the evidence of the effectiveness of social and emotional learning programs.

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A Continuum of Supports

Resource - Rocky View Schools - This webpage outlines the process for determining the level of support for students with social and emotional learning needs.

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Fear, Anxiety and Depression

Resource - Rocky View Schools - This webpage outlines the prevalence and impact of anxiety in children and the difference between anxiety, fear and depression.

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What makes Social and Emotional Learning Programs Work

Resource - Rocky View Schools - This webpage outlines the factors required to implement a successful Social and Emotional Learning Program.

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Safe Schools

Website - Alberta Education - In order for children and youth to be successful in school, it is important that the learning environment provides a sense of belonging, acceptance, and safety (emotional, psychological and physical). To support student success, Alberta Education, through the School Act, is focused on ensuring schools are caring, respectful, safe, orderly, positive, productive, and free from the fear of physical and emotional harm.

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Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Website - Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) - CASEL strives to establish social and emotional learning (SEL) as an essential part of education, expand integrated, evidence-based SEL practice, and strengthen the field and impact of SEL.

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NASP Resources

Website - National Association of School Psychologists (US)- The NASP empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve student learning, behaviour and mental health. Find links to a variety of helpful resources related to bullying, Response to Intervention, cultural competency, and more.

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The Campbell Collaboration: Reduction of Bullying in Schools

Website - The Campbell Collaboration - The authors of a new Campbell review examined the effectiveness of anti-bullying programs and which intervention methods are most likely to reduce school bullying. More than 600 potentially relevant studies were identified, with 89 meeting the authors' eligibility criteria for inclusion in the review. The authors recommend that a system of accreditation for anti-bullying programs be developed and supervised by an international body.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Website - Edutopia - Find out how you can develop or support learning that teaches collaboration, communication, and conflict-resolution skills.

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Role of the Child Development Advisor

Website - Rocky View Schools - A detailed description of the role of the Child Development Advisor (CDA). The CDA provides the school community with support regarding social and emotional health. Working in a proactive role, the CDA focuses on the strengths of each child and encourages the development of skills important for success at school.

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Lives in the Balance

Website - Lives in the Balance - This non-profit organization advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers and provides free, web-based resources to help people understand these kids in ways that are more compassionate and accurate and help them in ways that are more effective.

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