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Mental Health Education

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

What is Social and Emotional Learning?

CASEL: Success in School.  Skills for Life: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the nation’s leading organization advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Our mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Through research, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.

Social and Emotional Learning in Canada:  Prepared by Guyn Cooper Research Associates and commissioned by the Carthy Foundation and the Max Bell Foundation in August 2013, this issue brief provides a framework for developing social and emotional competencies.

Start Empathy: Imagine a World Where Every Child Masters Empathy!

Resiliency/SEL: Journal Articles

Afifi, T., & MacMillan, H. (2012). Resilience following child maltreatment: A review of protective factorsThe Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 56(5), 266-272.

CPSC Atlantic

Edutopia: 5 Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success

PATHS Educations

Early Intervention and Families

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

Dr. Ross Greene: Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach. He now refers to his model as Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS).

He is the author of the highly acclaimed books The Explosive Child and Lost at School. His research has been funded by the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. He consults extensively to general and special education schools, inpatient and residential facilities, and systems of juvenile detention, and lectures widely throughout the world.

Lives in the Balance: Changing the conversation about and with behaviorally challenging children

Center For Collaborative Problem SolvingDr. Ross Greene is the originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach -- now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions -- as described in his books. This is an evidence-based, proven approach to understanding and helping challenging kids. 

Kids Do Well if They Can. Dr. Ross Greene

Resiliency & Attachment

The Fourth R: Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships: The Fourth R is a consortium of researchers and professionals dedicated to promoting healthy adolescent relationships and reducing risk behaviours. We develop and evaluate programs, resources, and training materials for educators and other front-line professionals who work with youth. In particular, we work with schools, parents, and community organizations to promote the neglected “R” (for Relationships) and help build this Fourth R in school climates.

From Risk to Resilience - Canadian Council on Learning: Resiliency Canada, lead by Dr. Wayne Hammond, is a national organization based in Calgary, Canada.

Principles of Strength-Based Practice: Dr. Wayne Hammond, Ph.D ... complex communities cannot only be resilient, but thrive in the face of adversity.

A Psychometric Assessment of the Self-Reported Youth Resiliency: Assessing Developmental Strengths Questionnaire

Reading, Writing, Resiliency: Equipping teachers to promote positive mental health

Resilience Research Centre: Most commonly, the term resilience has come to mean an individual's ability to overcome adversity and continue his or her normal development. However, the RRC uses a more ecological and culturally sensitive definition.

Responsibility to Promote Resiliency: Public Perspectives on Mental Health Education and the Canadian School System

Roots of Resilience: Transformations of Identity and Community in Indigenous Mental Health: Roots of Resilience is a new interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in Canada and New Zealand to study the factors that promote resilience in mental health among Indigenous people across the lifespan, focusing on the response to risk factors in early childhood, school-age children, adolescence and young adulthood.

A Strength-Based Model of Assessment and Evaluation: A Strength-Based Model of Assessment and Evaluation. Wayne Hammond, Ph.D. Resiliency Canada.

Book: Hold On To Your Kids by Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Listen to Developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld 

The Importance of Attachment

What makes a child easy to parent?

Preserving Attachment

When Peers Replace Parents