SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING PROJECT MONTHLY NEWS
MINDFULNESS
Social and emotional learning and mindfulness taught together can bring even a greater impact and positive outcome for children and youth. February 4th from 9:30-11:30am is the first session of the ACROSS NH Social, Emotional and Mindful Learning Cohort for for program directors, site coordinators, and other leaders to focus on building SEML in their programs. There are still spots available! Registration closes on February 1st. Register in the NH Professional Registry today!
This month's Clips, Snips, and In-A-Snap resources focus on mindfulness and SEL.
Contact Abigail Blodgett, ACROSS NH Social and Emotional Learning Project Coordinator, at ablodgett@seresc.net with thoughts or questions. 
CLIPS, SNIPS, AND IN-A-SNAP
CLIPS
Check out this mindful breathing practice from the mindfulness Hip Hop artist Jus Tme!
SNIPS
Some food for thought:
How might mindfulness and SEL being taught together lead to enhanced quality outcomes? Go to https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_social_emotional_learning_and_mindfulness_can_work_together.
IN-A-SNAP
Mindfulness can be imbedded into many things we already do each day. Because we use mindfulness practices to bring our awareness to the present moment, our mind, body, compassion, empathy, and so much more, there are many daily routines that lend themselves to the infusion of mindfulness. Check out this walking meditation from mindful.org to see one way to turn the everyday action of walking into a moment for mindfulness. 
GUIDES FROM ACROSS NH
This guide seeks to support afterschool programs with the development of policies that seek to include all children and youth. Research shows many positive outcomes from participation in afterschool programs that intentionally address growth in personal and social skills. Thus, suspension and expulsion either limit or eliminate access to programming that is shown to be beneficial for children/youth. 
Social and Emotional Learning takes place in all contexts that children and youth participate: their homes, schools, out-of-school time environments, and communities. The field of afterschool’s commitment to Social and Emotional Learning can make a profound difference in the lives of the young people served, and in the adults who guide them.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Abigail J. Blodgett, NH ASMP & ECMP
Social and Emotional Learning Project Coordinator
ACROSS NH, a project of SERESC
165 South River Road, Unit F
Bedford, NH 03110
Art by Mercy, 12 years old
ACROSS NH is a project of the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC) and is funded by the Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration. Our goal is to provide statewide technical assistance and professional development opportunities to afterschool providers to support their work in creating high quality, innovative programs for schoolage children.