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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Slides and summary are available from Getting Intentional about SEL


At our capstone to the social and emotional learning symposium series on Feb. 9, Dr. Dale Blyth offered reflections on the opportunities and challenges of improving social and emotional learning both within and beyond the classroom. A panel shared current Minnesota efforts to grow and support social and emotional learning. Finally, in World Café conversations, participants came up with ideas for moving forward and supporting social and emotional learning for youth and the adults working with them.

Slides from Dr. Blyth's presentation and a summary of the full symposium are available on the symposium web page

The video recording of Dr. Blyth's presentation will be posted on the website soon.

For LGBT youth, safe spaces can be hard to find


In this week's Youth Development Insight blog post, Joe Rand discusses how access to safe spaces is a crucial part of development and exploring self-identity for adolescents. For youth programs, this is a fundamental concern. Only when youth feel emotionally and physically safe are they able to present themselves in an authentic way and engage in positive development. Without that authenticity, true development cannot take place. What do you think? Join the conversation!
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