Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills—the thinking, behavioral, and regulatory skills needed to interact effectively with others—are strongly associated with success in school and life. Because these skills are not only measurable, but also malleable, there is growing interest in research that demonstrates the effectiveness of school-based SEL programs, and in policies aimed at increasing their prevalence.
On Wednesday, May 31, Princeton University and the Brookings Institution will release the latest issue of The Future of Children—a journal that promotes effective, evidence-based policies and programs for children. The current issue, titled “Social and Emotional Learning,” focuses on the promise of school-based social and emotional learning programs to support children’s success. Following a presentation of the latest journal volume and policy brief, Special Olympics Committee President Timothy Shriver will give keynote remarks and participate in a moderated discussion with Clark McKown, executive director of the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center. Shriver and McKown will then take questions from the audience. The event will conclude with expert panel discussion of SEL programs. Panelists will take questions from the audience.