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Social & Emotional Learning Programs

Classmates Not Cellmates: Effective School Discipline Cuts Crime and Improves Student Success

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California

This research report, produced by a law enforcement membership organization, calls attention to the excessive suspension and expulsion rates in California. It examines alternative responses to suspension and expulsion and prevention approaches that reduce behavior and discipline problems before they happen.

Ready, Set, Respect

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Developed in partnership with NAESP and NAEYC, this toolkit from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) includes resources for professional development and curriculum design.

What Works for Acting-Out (Externalizing) Behavior: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Interventions

Child Trends

This fact sheet presents lessons learned from 123 rigorously evaluated programs for children and youth that are designed to prevent and/or reduce acting-out or externalizing behavior. Many programs that teach at-risk children and youth how to manage strong emotions can reduce externalizing behavior.

School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children

Schools and families have essential roles to play in promoting children

The Impact of Enhancing Students

Child Development

This meta-analysis synthesizes 213 studies of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs for children in grades K-12.

Home-School Differences: What It Means for Kindergarten Readiness


The National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education has published this new short brief, which summarizes findings from a study that looked at how differences between home and school envir

On the FAST Track: Helping Youth to Succeed by Building Family and Community Relationships

Latino Health Access
Santa Ana, California

Latino Health Access in Santa Ana, California, recipient of a SAMHSA Youth Violence Prevention grant, is currently implementing the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program.

PATHS to Success

Harrisburg School District
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

In 2002, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was awarded two federal grants: a Safe Schools/Healthy Students and a Targeted Capacity Expansion (Prevention/Early Intervention).

Developmental Perspective on College and Workplace Readiness

Child Trends

This report highlights specific competencies in the areas of social, cognitive, and psychological development that research has identified as necessary for a person to become a valued and skilled employee. The competencies are organized into five domains of youth development: physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and spiritual.