Committee for Children Blog
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Resources to Help Kids Cope with Scary Situations

In response to the May 18 school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, we’ve compiled a list of resources for educators, parents, and others who work with kids to assist with and help navigate tough conversations about gun violence, staying safe, and helping each other heal and recover. … Read More


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Together, We Create a Better Tomorrow with Social-Emotional Development

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is officially on the rise, with growing national awareness and multiple school, behavior, and educational benefits being realized. And we’re keeping up by evolving our flagship Second Step curriculum, harnessing new research, new input from educators who understand the importance of educating the whole child, and new technology to benefit you and the students you serve. … Read More


CASEL, social emotional learning, SEL, bullying prevention, child safety, policy and advocacy
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Joan Cole Duffell Recognized with Prestigious CASEL Award

The prestigious Mary Utne O’Brien Award is presented annually by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) — and this year, we are so proud to announce that our own Executive Director, Joan Cole Duffell is its recipient. … Read More


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Books to Help Parents Talk About and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse

Research suggests that talking about child sexual abuse helps keep kids safe. We’ve curated this list of books that can help families talk about child safety, children recovering from trauma, and adults supporting children recovering from trauma. Check out our list and the other resources we offer for these important conversations. … Read More


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The Hot Chocolate Talk: The Discussion Every Parent Needs to Have

Child sexual abuse thrives on silence—but we can help to keep kids safe by talking openly and often to children about abuse. The Hot Chocolate Talk is our new initiative that, with multiple resources, helps parents and caretakers know what to say and do to protect kids from predators, starting now. … Read More