This research brief looks at the barriers that exist for students in vulnerable populations that prevent them form developing strong SEL skills. The authors identify those barriers as: poverty, exclusionary discipline practices and policies in school, lack of trauma-informed practices in school, implicit bias in school staff, and educator stress and burnout.Source:
Simmons DN, Brackett MA, and Adler N, , The Pennsylvania State University, June 1, 2018Description:
"Social and emotional learning (SEL) equips young people with competencies to lead productive and healthy lives. There are barriers, however, that prevent many students of color and other marginalized youth from developing social and emotional competencies. For all students to benefit, SEL must be grounded in a larger context of equity and justice efforts within public education."Access the research brief here!