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2018 Social and Emotional Learning Conference: Building Skills for Lifelong Success 2018-03-20T10:53:18+00:00

May 9-10, 2018
Hilton Harrisburg; Harrisburg, Pa.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions (

Several hundred well-designed studies have documented that well-planned and well-implemented SEL programming can positively affect a broad range of student social, health, behavioral and academic outcomes.

This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, afterschool providers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.

Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL)

CPSEL was created to promote social and emotional learning in preK-12 formal and informal education settings by providing resources, training, coaching and technical assistance to educators and practitioners. Our vision is to support learning environments that produce well-rounded young people who are not only equipped with the academic skills to succeed in life, but the skills that allow them to be men and women of integrity who contribute positively to their communities.

A sincere thank you to the planning committee for their leadership and guidance in organizing and planning this event and for their ongoing commitment to children and youth.