SEL + Equity + Trauma = Multiplied Student Success

Jessica Berlinski, Ripple Effects

Compelling evidence that shows social emotional learning (SEL) improves learning and life skills. Educators are also becoming increasingly aware that high numbers of students face trauma that impedes their learning, and that understanding and addressing it are critical. They’re also learning that racial inequities hamper the success of certain groups of students, and acknowledging and ameliorating them is necessary if all children are to thrive. In this workshop, Berlinski will share the latest research on SEL, trauma-informed work and cultural identity development, and why integrating these three areas of support is critical to student success.


She’ll engage the audience in a vibrant discussion of their experiences integrating – or not integrating – these supports, and hear what challenges they’re facing, particularly around supporting struggling students.


She’ll then share an array of resources and tools, including the student-directed, evidence-based Ripple Effects intervention, to support educators in integrating these three domains.

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