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Power of PATH: Building Resilience for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Curriculum™ – SEL (social and emotional learning) Goals

SEL Goals: social and emotional learning is crucial in a child’s life, and schools are stepping up to manage these skills. Social and emotional learning builds competencies and provides the tools for academic and life success. Read more below, and you will see that our curriculum meets the needs for your school’s SEL goals.

SEL and state educational laws: 

Lubell, Bernie and Kate Snow. “TODAY analysis: More states requiring mental health education by law.” TODAY, NBC. 18 Sept. 2019.

Gabriel, Alexander, Deborah Tempkin, Heather Steed,and Kristen Harper. “State laws promoting social, emotional, and academic development leave room for improvement,” Child Trends. 15 Jan. 2019. 

Suicide awareness:

Curtin, Sally and Melonie Heron. “NCHS Data Brief,” Number 352, National Center for Health Statistics, US Dept. of Health and Human Services, CDC. Oct. 2019.

Why School Counselors need more help:

Barshay, Jill. “Lowest student-to-school-counselor ratio since 1986,” (see US map – astounding low ratio, school counselors to students) The Hechinger Report. 27 Apr. 2020.

SEL and mental/emotional health related to Coronavirus:

Barnum, Matt and Kalyn Belsha. “Five ideas for helping students catch up when they return to school,” (#4 relates to the need for SEL in transition back to school) Chalkbeat. 16 Apr. 2020.


Turner, Cory. “Closed Schools Are Creating More Trauma For Students,” Special Series: The Coronavirus Crisis. NPR. 20 April 2020.

Jacobson, Linda. “Students on remote learning: More creativity, interaction needed,” Education Dive. 21 April 2020.

Walker, Tim. “Social-Emotional Learning Should Be Priority During COVID-19 Crisis,” neaToday. 15 April 2020.

Brown, Gretchen. “Professionals Recommend These Mental Health Apps,” Rewire. 28 April 2020.

Trauma related to Covid 19:

Alvarez, Brenda. “COVID-19 and the Impact on Communities of Color,” neaToday. 24 April 2020.

Morten, Neal. “Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher,” The Hechinger Report. 8 May 2020.

Walker, Tim. “NEA Survey: Parents Overwhelmingly Support Educators During Pandemic,” neaToday. 1 May 2020.

Reducing Stigma,” Coronavirus Disease 2019, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 30 March 2020.

Dick, Kevin. “Kindness Amid the Coronavirus,” Carleton University. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 2020.