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Mental Health Services

South Hadley Public Schools

SEL & Caregiver Engagement

Schools, Caregivers, and Social Emotional Learning

What is SEL?

SEL stands for social-emotional learning. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), SEL is the process through which we learn and apply social-emotional knowledge, attitudes, and skills for understanding and managing emotions, setting and achieving goals, establishing and maintaining relationships, and feeling and showing empathy for others. In the South Hadley Public School district, these skills for life effectiveness will be intentionally taught and modeled in a safe, supportive, and culturally responsive environment.



Social-Emotional Competencies

SEL comprises five competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

Further explore the CASEL competencies HERE


Support for Parents and Caregivers