Social-Emotional Support

 
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Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

BCPS’ social and emotional learning (SEL) framework centers on three core competencies: awareness (self-awareness and self-regulation), relationships (social awareness and social relations) and decision-makingThe SEL competencies identify key attitudes and skills necessary for understanding and managing emotions, listening, feeling and showing empathy for others, and making thoughtful, responsible decisions. 

SEL skills may be helpful in courageous conversations around race and racism. Here are some resources parents, educators, students and community members can use to facilitate conversations about 
race and racism.

SEL 30 day plan





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RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS FOR DISCUSSING RACE AND RACISM IN 
OUR SCHOOLS, HOMES AND COMMUNITIES


SEL

Books

Resources

Support Hotlines

  • Baltimore County DSS: 410-887-TIME
  • Baltimore County Crisis Response: 410-931-2214
  • Maryland Food Bank: 410-737-8282
  • United Way: 211  https://211md.org/
  • Crisis text line: Text the word "HOME" to 741741 for free 24 hour support
  • Maryland Suicide and Crisis Hotline: 1.800.422.0009
  • National Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

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