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Social-Emotional Learning & Suicide Prevention in Schools

How Social-Emotional Learning Plays a Key Role in Safeguarding Students' Mental Health

What's in the eBook

Dr. Lori Vollandt’s research-based paper reveals how supporting social-emotional learning (SEL) is a way for schools to create healthy environments for students and provide them with lifelong skills for successfully navigating life’s challenges.

See how SEL initiatives, especially when provided in tandem with suicide prevention programs, can safeguard students from becoming vulnerable and at-risk in the first place.

Key takeaways include:

  • What is social-emotional learning’s role in suicide prevention - Learn how risk factors and protective factors can be positively impacted by an SEL program.
  • Case study: How schools tackle suicide prevention - Schools have become the de facto sites for mental health services for children and youth. Find out how LAUSD built their programs and what lessons were learned in their approach.
  • Tips for school site SEL implementation - See best practices Dr. Vollandt has found to be essential to successful school site SEL implementation.
  • Resources to fund and support SEL and school culture - Get free resources that can be used to support your SEL program’s success, while also bolstering school culture and climate.

About the Author: For the past 27 years, Dr. Lori Vollandt has worked as an educator and later as a Coordinator of Health Education Programs for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the nation.

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