Resources: Guides

The following is a curated list of recommended guides selected by CASEL staff. These resources cover a range of topics to better understand SEL.

CASEL (2013). Effective social and emotional learning programs: Preschool and elementary school edition. Chicago, IL: Author.
View the guide.

CASEL (2015). Effective social and emotional learning programs: Middle and high school edition. Chicago, IL: Author.
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Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (2017). Blueprints for healthy youth development. Boulder, CO: Institute of Behavior Science, University of Colorado Boulder.
View the guide.

Devaney, E., O’Brien, M. U., Resnik, H., Keister, S., & Weissberg, R. P. (2006). Sustainable schoolwide social and emotional learning (SEL): Implementation guide and toolkit. Chicago, IL: CASEL, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Purchase the guide.

Fredericks, L., Weissberg, R.P., Resnik, H., Patrikakou, E., & O’Brien, M.U. (2005) Schools, families, and social and emotional learning: Ideas and tools for working with parents and families. Chicago and Philadelphia: CASEL and Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success.
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Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). Raising caring, confident, capable children: What parents and caregivers need to know about social and emotional learning (SEL) and why it deserves your support in school and at home. Chicago, Springfield, IL: Authors.
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Jones, S., Brush, K., Bailey, R., Brion-Meisels, G., McIntyre, J., Kahn, J., Nelson, B., & Stickle, L. (2017). Navigating social and emotional learning from the inside out: Looking inside and across 25 leading SEL programs: A practical resource for schools and OST providers (elementary school focus). New York: Wallace Foundation.
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National School Boards Association. (2014). Partnership not pushouts. A guide for school board members on community partnerships for student success. Washington, DC: Author.
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SAMSHA (2017). National registry of evidence-based programs and practices. Rockville, MD: Author.
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Stark Renter, D., & Acosta Price, O. (2014). A guide to federal education programs that can fund K-12 universal prevention and social and emotional learning activities. Washington, DC: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools and The Center on Educational Policy. Retrieved from http://www.healthinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SEL-Federal-Funding-Guide_v2.pdf
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