SEL at Home

Social-Emotional Learning Resources for Families

“When physical distancing is deemed necessary, social and emotional connectedness is even more critical.” --Karen Niemi President & CEO (CASEL)

Dear Richland School District Families,

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time. The intent of this weekly newsletter is to provide some SEL lessons, activities & resources to assist your family in managing emotions & supporting positive behaviors at home.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school counselor and/or school psychologist for additional supports you may need for your child, your family, or yourself. Visit your individual elementary school websites for various ways you may be able to contact them.


Take care & stay healthy!

SEL in Homes & Communities

Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master. And they can be important advocates for SEL at school.


The video below talks about SEL in schools, and provides you with insights about SEL in your own parenting practices, in order to support your children’s social and emotional development.


Also available in Spanish!

SEL for Parents
SEL for Parents (in Spanish)

The Five Core Competencies

CASEL’s widely used competencies are also supportive of the Washington State SEL Standards. These outline what social skills students most need to be successful in life.
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Up Next...

Future weekly SEL at Home newsletters will focus on each of the 5 competencies shown above. We will provide short videos, book lists, movement & game ideas, an art/craft project, and parenting tips all geared towards helping your child develop these skills. We hope you will find it a tool that provides quick, easy access to ready-to-go SEL activities!

Stay Connected!

Contact your school counselor and/or school psychologist at the email addresses below for additional SEL guidance. We are eager to support you!


Additionally, each elementary school may have various ways of communicating information/resources (such as Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Facebook groups etc.)