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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 (www.CASEL.org). 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, 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.

Continuing Education Credit

Act 48 Credits
The Center for Schools and Communities, as a division of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, offers Act 48 professional development credit for those with Pennsylvania teaching or administrative certificates. Participants MUST attend session(s) from beginning to end and list their professional personnel ID (PPID) number on the appropriate Act 48 paperwork supplied by the Center for Schools and Communities to receive credit. If you are interested in receiving Act 48 credit, check the appropriate box on the registration form. Retrieve your PPID number from the Professional Education Record Management System and bring it with you to the conference.

NASW Credits
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will be awarding CE’s for completion of approved workshops. A certificate fee of $15 for NASW members and $30 for non-members will be charged and can be paid directly to NASW-PA. NASW CE packets will be available at the conference registration desk. To learn more about NASW-PA, visit the website at www.NASW-PA.org or call NASW at (717) 232-4125.

PQAS Credits
The Center for Schools and Communities, as a division of the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, offers Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System credits for qualified participants. Participants MUST attend session(s) from beginning to end and complete the appropriate paperwork supplied by the Center for Schools and Communities to receive credit.