The social emotional needs of my students birth through high school students?
The SEL needs of my teachers, staff, parents/caregivers?
Make sure the SEL training is not ‘one size fits all’ and directly address the needs of my environment?
The American Journal of Public Health (2015) reports elementary students with strong social and emotional skills are 54 percent more likely to earn a high school diploma, twice as likely to attain a college degree, and 46 percent more likely to have a full-time job by age 25.
SEL interventions, like the Crim Center SEL Academy, that address CASEL’s five core competencies (self-control, self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, and relationship building) increased students’ academic performance by 11 percentile points, compared to students who did not participate in SEL programs.
Crim Center SEL Academy Overview
Many schools in Georgia have reached out to us concerning the challenges of creating learning environment that ensures every child can safely acquire these crucial skills and focus on learning. For school populations where experiences of chronic stress, trauma, poverty, racial bias, disability, or other barriers to social inclusion are common, play and sports based youth development programming is limited or not used to combat these barriers.
In addition, many SEL programs do not focus on a culturally responsive approach to training and instead use a one size fit all approach to creating equitable and nurturing learning environments for all student populations. Our approach blends in both meaningful connections between what students learn in school and their culture, language, and life experience. Research shows these connections help students access more rigorous curriculum, develop high-level academic skills, and see the relevance between what they learn at school and their lives.
SEL based play and sports based exploratory learning in schools offers an ever-present opportunity to establish inclusive social norms and develop fundamental social and emotional skills such as self-control, self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, and relationship building.
Our SEL Academy Serves:
- birth – 5 years old
- k – 8th grade
- high school
- youth serving organizations
- teachers, staff and parents
Crim Center SEL Academy
The Crim Center SEL Academy provides four days of intensive training to prepare any school, youth serving organization, or parent to create a culture that positively impacts the mental, physical, and emotional development of children through play. Experienced Crim Center staff lead culturally responsive interactive trainings around how to integrate systems to develop and sustain healthy environments for child development.
You leave with tools, techniques, and an action plan to foster youth development through play to address areas of such as self-control, self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, and relationship building. Topics covered include:
- Culturally Responsive SEL Approaches
- Recess/Play Introduction
- Facilitation Play Best Practices
- Group Management Techniques
- Recess (Outdoor & Indoor) Design
- Youth Leadership Development
- Brain Breaks
- Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
- SEL How To’s
- Designing Developmental Rec. Leagues
SEL Academy Cost: $2,500 per seat
Add-on Consultation Visit:
Further customization options are available through hands-on professional development via virtual consulting or on-site consultation visits with hands-on training, modeling, and coaching.
Play Assessment: in-depth, real-time observation of your recess/play environment.
Action Planning: facilitated debrief and guided discussion with leadership team and recess team to build culture, systems, and staff.
Coaching: coaching on strategies and techniques to sustain a positive culture throughout the year.
Follow-Up Report: a comprehensive report is provided after the visit, including observation details and priority next steps.
Consultation Cost: $1,250 per visit.
Let’s talk! We want to help you support children, staff, and families to reach their full potential. We’d love to talk to you about your needs and see how we can support you. Fill out the form below and a member of the Crim Center SEL Academy will follow up with you.