Maeverde Contributes to Roadmap for Reopening School

Source: CASEL, with More Than 40 Partners, Releases Guidance for Reopening School.

Download the Reunite, Renew, Thrive report here.CCIDS research associate Jennifer Maeverde, M.A., LCPC, a specialist in early childhood mental health, is one of 40 expert partners to contribute to a national organization’s recommendations for reopening school. Published by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Reunite, Renew and Thrive: SEL Roadmap for Reopening School (PDF) is designed to support school leaders and leadership teams in planning for the transition back to schools. A video overview of the SEL Roadmap is available online.

CASEL is the nonprofit that founded the field of social and emotional learning (SEL). SEL is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Today, CASEL collaborates with leading experts and districts, schools, and states nationwide to drive research, guide practice, and inform policy.

“This is a moment of incredible complexity for students, families, and educators alike. We need to accelerate our work to transform schools into places where all students feel seen, heard, and valued,” says CASEL President and CEO Karen Niemi. “We believe that supportive learning environments can empower our students to overcome the challenges they face and help them create more just, equitable, and loving communities.”

For more information about the SEL Roadmap and recommendations, please visit the CASEL website.