Committee for Children Blog
empathy, kindness, social emotional learning, SEL, second step

Why Empathy Alone Won’t Stop Bullying

Next Steps, Like Kindness, Are Required to Influence Positive Outcomes

Did you know that people who bully often know exactly how their targets will feel when they bully them? It’s important to understand what empathy is and what next-steps are required to influence positive outcomes in bullying situations.… Read More


parenteen connect, second step, resources, teens, parents - communication

Introducing ParenTeen Connect: A New Resource for Parents and Teens

Being a Teen—Or Raising One—Can Be a Wild Ride

Being a teen—or raising one—can be a wild ride. ParenTeenConnect.org is a place where parents and teens can communicate, connect, and break through on tough topics. It’s free, online, shares real stories, and has real solutions.… Read More


hand signing document - policy & advocacy, social-emotional learning

Advancing Child Well-Being: Introducing Jordan Posamentier, Senior Manager of Policy & Advocacy

Now’s the Time to Design Good Policy—Our Dedication to Policy & Advocacy

Introducing our new senior manager of Policy & Advocacy, Jordan Posamentier, who will lead the charge in developing policies that support the whole child—from social-emotional learning (SEL) to child protection and bullying prevention.… Read More


education equity, social emotional learning, second step, elementary, middle school, early learning

Forging the Connection Between Social-Emotional Learning and Education Equity

How to Encourage, Support, and Reward School-Based SEL with Equity in Mind

When schools commit to promoting SEL, they’re positioned to engage education stakeholders and to create a safe, equitable, engaging school climate. Read how.… Read More


free activity, social emotional learning, second step

Support Tree: Who is Safe to Ask for Help—Activity

Identifying People Children Can Go To for Help

Grades EL–3—When it comes to personal safety, children need to know who to go to for help. In this free activity teachers, parents, and guardians help students name the people in their lives who they can go to when something’s not quite right.… Read More