Committee for Children Blog

Advocating SEL in a Tumultuous Year: Our 2020 Highlights

Throughout the turmoil and unrest of 2020, Committee for Children’s Policy and Advocacy Team has advocated at the state and federal levels to promote the well-being of young people across our country. Here are some highlights from our advocacy work this year.Read More


Navigating 2020 with the Help of Social-Emotional Learning

Despite the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sociopolitical turmoil of 2020, Committee for Children’s Second Step® teams rose to support district administrators, school leaders, educators, and students when they needed it most. Here are five highlights from 2020.Read More


When Bullying Is Racially Motivated: Recognizing It for What It Is and Supporting Kids to Be Anti-Racist Upstanders

All forms of bullying harm kids, but biased-based harassment—when the underlying cause or motivation is prejudice—causes specific, increased harm. University of Michigan’s Dr. Deborah Rivas-Drake provides recommendations for how adults can recognize racially motivated bullying and support kids to be upstanders.Read More


child studying SEL

Building Student Engagement Through SEL

Social-emotional competencies are vital to kids’ short- and long-term success—not just during the pandemic, but after it, too. Educators can nurture these skills by providing children explicit opportunities for social-emotional learning (SEL).Read More