According to a new study from Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center of Penn State University, the effects of social emotional learning on adolescent development appear to be important, but somewhat smaller than those of programs for younger children.Source:
C. Domitrovich, A. Syvertsen and S. Calin, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Penn State University, October 2017 Description:
Adolescence is a critical period to invest in young people’s social-emotional competence (SEC) which is essential for youth to succeed in school, work, and civic life. This brief provides an overview of frameworks that define social emotional competence, and reviews the current landscape of universal school-based programs designed to promote its growth in middle and high school students. Read the full article here!