Social-Emotional Learning Can Help Students Balance Mental, Physical and Social Needs

San Diego County school counselor Jessica Ley Nuñez knows that social-emotional learning works. And the research supports her.

According to child development research from Loyola University Chicago, students who participated in social-emotional learning programs demonstrated significantly improved social-emotional skills, attitudes, behavior and academic performance that reflected an 11-percentile-point gain in academic achievement when compared with control groups.

Learn more from a school counselor for the San Diego County Office of Education’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools.

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