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It’s not news to moms that kids who are struggling socially or who feel unsafe are unlikely to enjoy and thrive in school. But there is increasing evidence that children who lack social and emotional skills are less likely to thrive as adults too.

A recent 20-year study found that children who were more likely to “share” or “be helpful” in kindergarten were also more likely to obtain higher education and hold full-time jobs nearly two decades later.  

In contrast, students who lacked these “social and emotional competence” skills were more likely to have substance abuse problems, difficulty finding jobs, and difficulties with the law.

It turns out that having social and emotional skills makes a world of difference. So, what skills do socially and emotionally competent children have?

  • They are self-aware

  • They are able to regulate their emotions

  • They are socially aware and are able to empathize with others

  • They have good relationship skills

  • They make responsible decisions at school, at home, and in the community

Through today’s #InsideOut Blog Carnival on Social and Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Care, MomsRising and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) want to spread the word about the importance of social and emotional development and the many ways that we all can work as parents, teachers, and community members to foster the social and emotional development of our kids and productively address behavioral problems that are caused by childhood trauma.  

**Join us for the #Inside Out Blog Carnival by reading the important blog posts below, leaving comments, sharing your own stories, and sharing on social media. Thank you!

Sheila Arias's picture

My #InsideOut Story: How Social and Emotional Learning Made a Difference For My Kids
by Sheila Arias

Matthew Melmed's picture

Babies' Mental Health Matters
by Matthew Melmed

SEL Defined

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Investing in Prevention: What Does It Look Like and Why Does it Matter?
by Megan Martin and Shadi Houshyar

Susan Reynolds's picture

Trauma-Informed Care for Children of #MilFams
by Susan Reynolds

Sarah Wakeen's picture

Early Experiences, Lasting Consequences
by Sarah Wakeen

Liza Sánchez's picture

Social and Emotional Learning for Bilingual Students
by Liza Sánchez

Lindsey Allard Agnamba's picture

Courageous Conversations: How Moms and Families Can Have an Impact on Social Emotional Development through an Anti-Bias Approach
by Lindsey Allard Agnamba

Clare Reidy's picture

Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities: Creating a just, healthy and resilient world
by Clare Reidy/MARC

State Standards for Social and Emotional Learning

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The ABCs of ACEs
by Jane Stevens

Alexandra Mays's picture

Supporting Social and Emotional Learning Through Every Student Succeeds Act
by Alexandra Mays

Leslie Lieberman's picture

Who Helps the Helper? Why Attending To Secondary Traumatic Stress is an Imperative for Early Learning Programs
by Leslie Lieberman

The Social & Emotional Learning Components of Lovingly Empowering Your Children to Speak Your Heritage Language With You
by Yalda Modabber

How Can I Help My Anxious Child?

by The Lucy Daniels Center

Stanley Howard's picture

Boys and Social Emotional Intelligence: Worms Don't Belong in the House

by Dr. Stanley Howard


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