This article provides an overview of five essential social emotional (SEL) competencies. The authors assert the importance of family-school partnerships in the development of a positive culture of learning. Whether social or academic, students’ skills grow when they are supported and reinforced both at home and at school.
This article presents ways schools can involve parents in supporting SEL in their children. It provides practical suggestions for integrating school family partnerships in SEL programming, improving two-way home-school communication, and specific strategies for family involvement at the school. This practical article will be of interest to any school counselor looking to strengthen their SEL program.