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Social Emotional Learning




According to The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), social emotional learning is the process through which individuals understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. In VBCPS, social-emotional learning is approached using a tiered support system that includes specialized curriculum, group and individualized strategies aimed to address student needs.

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Erika's Lighthouse is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues through middle and high school awareness programs. 

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Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. 

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At Kellam, we utilize community resources, popular websites, and apps in our lessons and one-on-one sessions. The images above are of just a few apps that offer free and/or purchased access to mindfulness activities, stress-reducing games, guided meditations, calming music, recorded stories, etc.  We also encourage student use of apps and resources available via the ClassLink LaunchPad.


SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral & information service for individuals & families facing mental or substance use disorders.

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The Virginia Department of Education's vision of Social Emotional Learning is "to maximize the potential of all students & staff to become responsible, caring, and reflective members of our diverse society".

The VBCPS Office of Family & Community Engagement's mission is to engage community members through division resources, services, and information. 

Click HERE or scan the QR code to access FACE's

website & resources. Or, follow the office on social media: @VBFACE1

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