Georgia Division of Family and Children Services—Office of Prevention and Family Support Increases Focus on Committee for Children’s Second Step Social-Emotional Learning Program

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)—Office of Prevention and Family Support (OPFS) recently awarded over $500,000 dollars in grants to schools throughout the state looking to implement Committee for Children’s Second Step program.

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Get Your Mind Ready With Mind Yeti

Committee for Children's newest innovation is here! Mind Yeti is a mobile responsive web app that delivers mindfulness activities to help kids and their adults settle the hubbub.
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Generals, Business Executives, and Educators Agree: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is Key to Success for All Kids, According to New Committee for Children E-Book

Can social-emotional learning help children succeed in school, the workplace, and life? We at Committee for Children think so, but we’re not the only ones. We gathered a dynamic and diverse group of leaders together to share their thoughts on how social-emotional learning can enhance and enrich the lives of children around the globe. 

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Committee for Children Applauds Passage of HB 2597

Legislation promoted by Committee for Children requiring that school districts factor in sexual abuse when planning to help
students in emotional distress is on its way to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for signature following a unanimous vote of support today in the Senate.… Read More


Committee for Children Applauds New Every Student Succeeds Act

Committee for Children (CFC), the global nonprofit dedicated to fostering the safety and well-being of children through education and advocacy, today hailed the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which includes language that supports the social and emotional competencies of students throughout the nation, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice in schools.… Read More


Second Step Social-Emotional Program Chosen for Prestigious CASEL “SELect” List

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) released yesterday its 2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs – Middle and High School Edition. Programs listed in the long-anticipated Guide must meet stringent requirements for research, design, and implementation potential. Committee for Children's Second Step: Student Success Through Prevention, a social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for students in grades 6 – 8, is one of only six middle school programs to earn a spot on the 2015 CASEL Guide's “SELect” list.… Read More


Second Step Program Reduces Bullying by Students with Disabilities, University of Illinois Study Finds

SEATTLE – A study just published by the journal Remedial and Special Education reveals that bullying by students with disabilities decreased by 20 percent over a three-year period when they participated in the Second Step program, an award-winning social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum created by Seattle-based nonprofit Committee for Children.

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Sen. Litzow and Rep. Senn Back Bipartisan Bill for WA Social-Emotional Learning Standards

New survey says 94% of WA teachers want social-emotional learning in schools 

OLYMPIA, WA—A bipartisan bill recommending statewide standards for social-emotional learning (SEL) was introduced to the WA State Legislature today. This bill comes on the heels of a survey released this week, which shows K–12 teachers in Washington State overwhelmingly support SEL as part of their curricula.

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