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Wellness Resources

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is fundamental to our commitment to support the SJS mission to nurture the whole child. Beginning in Kindergarten, teachers create opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary to identify and manage emotions, develop an attitude of respect for self, others, and community, and effectively resolve conflicts and problem-solve. Skills are formally taught at each grade level and strategies are embedded throughout the curriculum. Throughout the school experience, students are given opportunities for personal reflection, positive interactions, and demonstrations of collective empathy. Additionally, assembly programs and advisories bring students together to address important topics such as substance abuse prevention, healthy sexuality and violence prevention, physical wellbeing, and mindfulness.

Our SEL curriculum is based on an integrated framework developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), promoting intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence.

Click here to read more about CASEL.

Click on the buttons below to read about SEL in each division at SJS:

Wellness Resources

GENERAL RESOURCES
  • Healthychildren.org: Website from the American Academy of Pediatrics that provides educational resources regarding a variety of physical health, safety, developmental, and mental health topics
  • CDC: Provides health, safety, emergency preparedness, and traveler’s health information
SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION
SEXUAL EDUCATION & INTIMACY
  • Speak About It: Educational resources for consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships. This organization presents their program to 11th and 12th grade students.
STRESS & ANXIETY
  • Mindful Being Houston: A local organization that promotes the practice and techniques of mindfulness to improve attention, reduce stress, and promote awareness
  • Mindfulness Article: How mindfulness meditation training lowers biomarkers of stress response in anxiety disorder
  • College Mental Health Crisis: A comprehensive article that explores the many facets that contribute to the mental and behavioral health crisis of today's adolescents and young adults.

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