Organizations

Celebrating the Solstice 2014 illust by Jennifer Miller 1Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learninghttp://www.casel.org
CASEL’s mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool to high school to ensure that all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society. To learn more about practices, policies and research in social and emotional learning, visit their site.

NBC Parent Toolkithttp://www.parenttoolkit.com
Learn about each age and stage a child goes through from pre-k to 12th grade, in the areas of health and wellness, social and emotional development and academics. Find practical ways to support development with tips, articles and videos from experts including CPCK’s own, Jennifer Miller.

Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org, http://www.edutopia.org/SEL-parents-resources
This site focuses on practices and programs that help educators and parents acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs to achieve students’ full potential in school. Check out their Parents Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning.

Getting Smart: Smart Parentshttp://gettingsmart.com
A resource for news, stories and leadership on innovations in learning and teaching, where you can read, watch and listen to thought leading perspectives with articles on K-12, HigherEd and lifelong learning.

Harvard Making Caring Common Project http://sites.gse.harvard.edu/making-caring-common
The Making Caring Common Project helps educators, parents and communities raise children who are caring, respectful and responsible toward others and their community. They offer numerous resources including videos and articles illuminating research to practice issues in school and home life.

Ruler, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/
The Yale Center’s mission is to use the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. They conduct research and teach people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence.

Great Schools http://www.greatschools.org
A community resource to find and share information about schools. You you can type in any school, city or zip code and get demographic information on schools in your area such as ratings, reviews and extra-curriculars. Check out their new video series entitled, “Milestones,” to learn more about grade level expectations, K-5 including children’s perspectives.

Girl Leadershiphttp://girlsleadership.org
A website that gives you access to in-person programs, online content and research to help teach girls the skills to know who they are, what they believe and how to express it, empowering them to create change in their world.

Random Acts of Kindness Foundationhttps://www.randomactsofkindness.org
A platform where media, education, community, social networking and entertainment connect people with inspiration, tools, resources, organizations and a larger support network to help them take action, get involved, harvest and share the benefits of kind actions in their daily lives and society.

Youth Service Americahttp://www.ysa.org
A global organization that supports youth involvement as significant contributors to communities through learning, leadership and service. They organize large scale campaigns, make grants, offer numerous resources and give awards to support their mission.

Six Secondshttp://www.6seconds.org
A global nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing emotional intelligence across sectors – with particular supports for business and education – around the world.

Search Institutehttp://www.search-institute.org/
A nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding and promoting kids’ development and success through research and resources. The forty developmental assets they have identified for kids to succeed is a helpful framework.

Healthy Children by the American Academy of Pediatricshttps://www.healthychildren.org/
This excellent site provides information on children’s developmental ages and stages, on healthy living practices, on safety and prevention and dealing with health concerns at home.

Generation On – http://www.generationon.org
They have portals on their site for parents, teens and kids and work to spread ideas and involve kids in acts of kindness and service.

 

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