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Parent Session on Social-Emotional Learning

A New Kind of Fitness: Strengthening the Social and Emotional Competence, Resilience, and Well-Being of Children and Youth Through Social and Emotional Learning – Recent Science and Practical Strategies for Parents and Caregivers

  • Hosted in partnership between the Abbotsford School District & District Parent Advisory Council
  • FOR: Parents of the Abbotsford School District 
  • WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 6:00 – 7:30PM (Pacific Standard Time) 
  • WHO: Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Ph.D. 

What are the ways that we can promote social and emotional competence and well-being in children and youth, including their happiness and optimism in this unprecedented time? Recent innovations on social and emotional learning (SEL) in the past decade has seen an abundance of research documenting the critical role that social and emotional competencies, such as self-regulation, empathy, and compassion play in students’ resilience and successful development in school and in life. This presentation will review new groundbreaking research that has emerged that demonstrates the importance of promoting students’ social and emotional competence and resilience, and describe strategies that translate research into practice. Throughout the presentation, attendees will be provided with strategies and examples of SEL programs and practices for children and youth. Attendees will leave the presentation with knowledge and skills that can inform parenting practices that promote the social and emotional competence, resilience, and well-being of their children and youth. Dr. Schonert-Reichl is a renowned expert in the area of social and emotional learning (SEL) research with children and adolescents, particularly in relation to the processes that foster positive human qualities such as empathy, compassion, altruism, and resiliency. For more than two decades, Dr. SchonertReichl’s research has focused on the social and emotional development of children and adolescents in school and community settings and has been highlighted in several magazines and newspapers across Canada, the US, and internationally, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Scientific American Mind, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, US News, The National Post, Canadian Living Magazine, Reader’s Digest - Canada, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, 24, and Today’s Parents.

Zoom Webinar

Location: Virtual (Zoom)