This handout provides an overview of the Preparing Youth to Thrive Social Emotional Learning domains.

The SEL Challenge identified six domains of social emotional learning:

Empathy: Abilities to be aware of and constructively handle both positive and challenging emotions.

Emotion Management: Relating to others with acceptance, understanding, and sensitivity to their diverse perspectives and experiences.

Teamwork: Abilities to collaborate and coordinate action with others.

Responsibility: Dispositions and abilities to reliably meet commitments and fulfill obligations of challenging roles.

Initiative: Capacities to take action, sustain motivation, and perservere through challenge toward an identified goal.

Problem Solving: Abilities to plan, strategize and implement complex tasks.

Download this one-pager that provides an overview of the Key Youth Experiences and Staff practices that contribute to growth in each domain.

Further Reading

Assessment

Staff Rating of Youth SEL Skills

From David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Strengths Builder

Assessing Your SEL Curriculum Design

From Staff, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Strengths Builder

Assessing your SEL Practices

From Staff, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Learn more about the best practices for social and emotional learning.

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