Resources: Current Social Emotional Research
Collaborative for academic, social, and emotional learning (casel)CASEL official website
To establish social and emotional learning as an essential part of education.
We envision a world where families, schools, and communities work together to promote children's success in school and life and to support the healthy development of all children. In this vision, children and adults are engaged life-long learners who are self-aware, caring and connected to others, and responsible in their decision-making. Children and adults achieve to their fullest potential, and participate constructively in a democratic society.
- We have a responsibility to help children to become knowledgeable, responsible, healthy, caring, and contributing members of society.
- Rigorous science provides an essential foundation for effective educational policies and practices; a core aspect of rigorous science is to ground development and testing in real-life settings and conditions.
- Effective, integrated SEL programming is the most promising educational reform to promote the academic success, engaged citizenship, healthy actions, and well-being of children.
- Cross-disciplinary collaboration produces the richest insights, biggest impacts, and best outcomes in work on behalf of children.
- We strive for excellence in all our work. We have high expectations for ourselves, and we encourage and expect the best from others.
- CASEL leadership, staff, and collaborators must model social and emotional competence and ethical behavior.
SEARCH INSTITUTE & DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETSSearch Institute official website
Discovering what kids need --
For more than 50 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Our research, resources, and expertise help our partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.Developmental Assets Information Online
In 1990, Search Institute released a framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. Over the following two decades, the Developmental Assets framework and approach to youth development became the most frequently cited and widely utilized in the world, creating what Stanford University's William Damon described as a "sea change" in adolescent development.
Data collected from Search Institute surveys of more than 4 million children and youth from all backgrounds and situations has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets young people acquire, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming happy, healthy, and contributing members of their communities and society.