SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING PROJECT MONTHLY NEWS

We are pleased to announce the first installment of ACROSS NH's Social and Emotional Learning Project Monthly News! Our goal is to keep you informed of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) related opportunities, activities, and practical applications for the afterschool community. You can also visit and bookmark the brand new SEL Project webpage on the ACROSS NH website at https://www.acrossnh.org/sel for access to resources, trainings, and activities.
CLIPS, SNIPS, AND IN-A-SNAP

The newsletter will regularly feature three sections with updated practical SEL resources for you to use in your program: Clips, Snips, and In-a-Snap. Check them out!
CLIPS
Abigail Blodgett, the SEL Project Coordinator, welcomes you and invites you to participate in the ACROSS NH SEL in Afterschool Series beginning on October 27th.
SNIPS
This quote is from "A Guide to Social and Emotional Learning for the Afterschool Professional." This new guide provides interpretation of each of the SEL competencies. See below for the digital version of the guide.
IN-A-SNAP
This downloadable icebreaker activity allows participants to share their responses from prompts and questions designed to encourage communication and create connections.
SEL IN AFTERSCHOOL SERIES 2020-2021

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 22nd
Series Launch: Tuesday, October 27th from 9:00am - 12:00pm
GUIDES FOR SEL
This guide seeks to support afterschool programs with the development of policies that seek to include all children/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.
Introduction Trainings on Using the SEL Guides:
These trainings are provided to the afterschool community by Abigail Blodgett, SEL Project Coordinator for ACROSS NH, and Susan Gimilaro, ACROSS NH Project Director. There is no cost, but registration is required. Trainings will be provided through Zoom. If you have any questions, please email cathy@seresc.net.
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 created 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.