Committee for Children Blog

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


Middle school and high school students both need social-emotional learning

High Schoolers Voice the Value of Social-Emotional Learning: Middle School SEL Matters

Researchers’ emphasis on the middle and high school years as a critical period for developing adolescents’ social and emotional competencies is echoed by secondary students themselves, who say even more about why social-emotional learning (SEL) should be at the forefront of middle and high school education.Read More


Middle school educators can help teach students about sexual and gender harassment

Why Addressing Sexual Harassment in Middle School Is Vital

Addressing sexual and gender-based harassment (based on gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression) is a crucial part of sexual abuse prevention. Educators should talk with middle school students about setting and respecting boundaries and take reports of harassment seriously.Read More