Committee for Children Blog
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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


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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


invisible boy activity

The Invisible Boy: Classroom Discussions—Activity

Life Lessons—Addressing & Reaching Out to the Socially Excluded, Invisible Child

Grades 1–5—This free classroom activity includes before-, during-, and after-reading prompts and instructions to help teachers guide a discussion about how it feels to be excluded and what students can do to help.… Read More