Better Together A Trauma Informed Approach to Social and Emotional Learning
Social emotional learning (SEL) and trauma informed practices are commonly thought of as two separate initiatives. However, these two practices actually have many conceptual and practical similarities. In addition, SEL and trauma informed practices each have unique strengths and when brought together, they can provide a truly effective spectrum of support for students. Trauma informed practices provide the predictable, safe and regulating context where specific social-emotional skills and academic instruction can be delivered effectively and efficiently. As such, we think it is efficient and effective to consider SEL and trauma informed practices as “better together”.
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