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


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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 three highlights from 2020.Read More


On bus, young girl consoles her sad friend.

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


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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