SEL4CA and Partner Events

SEL4CA works with partner organizations around the state and nationally to bring our members current events and learning opportunities for networking with other SEL advocates and experts.

Browse our latest selection below!

Partner Events

SEL & Wellness Summit

May 2-3, 2024

Sacramento, CA

Join 750 of California’s SEL “Catalyzers” for the inaugural Social and Emotional Learning and Wellness Summit. With the theme of Thriving Together through Connection, Belonging, and Healing, the Summit offers attendees expert speakers, engaging workshops, youth voice, and experiential SEL elements that will foster meaningful collaboration and learning.

Registration is now open and discounted to $425, thanks to support from the DHCS Mindfulness and Wellbeing funding.

SEL4CA is a proud partner for this event hosted by Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) and funded through the California Department of Healthcare Services’ CalHOPE Student Support project.

Professional Learning and Networking Opportunities

Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning Summit

Start date: April 17, 2024
End date: April 19, 2024
All-day event
Location: San Ramon Valley Unified School District, San Ramon, California
AASA logo 2024

AASA’s Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning Summit will bring district leaders across the country together to explore the latest data, research and trends around SEL and the mental health needs of students and school communities at-large.

Attendees will have an opportunity to:

  • Build a network of support in advancing your district’s mental health and SEL initiatives
  • Explore new tools, case studies and actionable strategies to bring to your district
  • Discover the power of robust mental health and SEL support in improving academic performance, increasing graduation rates and more

Equip your district with the tools to cultivate emotionally intelligent, adaptable students prepared to face the challenges of today and the future!

Who should attend?

Superintendents, district staff, building leaders and other educational leaders and advocates interested in furthering SEL and mental health programs and initiatives in their school communities.

Cost $400

School Climate Conference 2024

Start date: April 24, 2024
End date: April 26, 2024
All-day event
Location: Pechanga Resort | Temecula, California
School Climate Conference 2024

Join us in the heart of Southern California to learn the latest trends, policies, data and interventions impacting School Climate. This three day conference will engage participants in a professional development opportunity to gain critical insight to improve school climate for all students, staff and parents. Click “Learn More” to register now!

2024 Boost Conference

Start date: April 30, 2024
End date: May 3, 2024
All-day event
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Boost Conference 2024

Join the largest, most recognized, and comprehensive global convening for after school, expanded learning, and in and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this annual, extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.

School Wellbeing Program Grant Applications

Start date: May 1, 2024
End date: May 31, 2024
All-day event
Location: Online
School Wellbeing Grant 2024

California’s Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) will fully fund 30 California middle and high schools’ use of the research-proven GiveThx School Wellbeing Program during the 2024-2025 school year. GiveThx creates positive relationships and inclusive school communities where all students and educators feel safe, valued, and connected. This is an opportunity for each selected school to dramatically strengthen school climate, mental health, and belonging.

Fourth Annual Youth Mental Health Event

Date: May 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Online
Mind Out Loud 2024 web

Led by students, the free Mind Out Loud Annual Event is a beacon of hope, advocacy, and empowerment for student mental health. This year, experience the power of authentic stories to break barriers and lead the next generation in paving the way for the future of youth mental health.

In addition to this live main session, there will be a replay to the main session with live breakouts from 3:45 to 6 pm Pacific.


11th Annual Virtual Action Research Symposium

Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Online
CSU Action Research Conference 2024

Come here Ohio State Teachers of the Year and four of National University’s MA SEL graduates  present their Action Research on SEL.

Mental Health Action Day

Date: May 16, 2024
All-day event
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Become a Part of the Action! Mental Health Action Network is calling for coordinated national and global actions to support anyone and everyone get the support they need for their emotional wellbeing.

Action looks different for everyone. Mental Health Action Day encourages and empowers everyone to take action for themselves, for their loved ones, or for their community based on what works best for them.

Sign up to stay and informed and start planning your action for May 16. After all, mental health is health.

Riverside County Wellness Collaborative Social Emotional Learning & Wellness Conference

Date: May 20, 2024
Time: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 4280 Brockton Avenue, Riverside
Riverside County SEL conference 2024

The Riverside County Office of Education is happy to bring education champions together to learn and share insights on SEL and wellness that advance evidence-based practices and encourage collaboration to support the well-being of students and adults.

The conference will feature:

  • Engaging Workshops
  • Inspiring Speakers
  • Wellness Activities
  • Connecting with Others

Intended audience:

  • Teachers
  • Classified Staff
  • Coaches
  • Administrators, etc.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Early registration through April 19: $75. General registration April 20 – May 13: $100

Developing Educator Well-Being with SEL

Date: June 5, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
National University logo 2024

Educators are affected by high levels of stress from external pressures and responsibilities that include the well-being of themselves, teachers, staff, and parents/families. In this free webinar, presenters Cynthia Sistek and Sharen Bertrando will share SEL-focused self-care and wellness strategies designed to mitigate stress and promote educator well-being. They will walk participants through the Educator Framework for Well-Being and engage in strategies to support Educator Well-Being.

Past Events

Exploring Adolescent Dating and Disability

Date: April 10, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online
Dibble Institute webinar 2023-06

“But you know I’m just like you, right?”

Join Dr. Heidi Rueda in this free webinar as she discusses her research on adolescent dating and disability. She will explore young people with disabilities’ romantic and sexual experiences highlighting the unique challenges and assets across the stages of relationships (initiation, sustainment, and termination). She will also cover dating and sexual violence prevention along with pregnancy and parenting considerations.

She will highlight how, through advocacy, parents and educators can help young people with various types of disabilities obtain sexual citizenship via comprehensive sexual health education plus tailored dating and sexual health resources.

The qualitative data for this webinar came from interviews with social workers who served children and adolescents with disabilities, as well as from interviews with young adults with disabilities and with parents of youth with disabilities.

Honoring the Teacher’s Heart: Session 4

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Online
Honoring the Teachers Heart

Join this free 4-session virtual Community of Practice. “Honoring The Teacher’s Heart” is designed to help you build your
personal well-being practice and then extend it to your larger school community. Facilitated by UC Berkley Greater Good Science Center’s Education
Team, in these sessions you’ll explore well-being practices that integrate with your workday.

In this session: Learn how feelings and expressions of gratitude improve our well-being and can create kinder, happier places to work, teach, and learn.

You can attend any or all sessions. Each session includes:

  • A featured practice and reflection
  • Cutting-edge science and research behind well-being
  • Training resource bank including templates, handouts, and recommended reading
  • Large and small group discussions

Registration is capped at 100 participants per session. Sessions recordings will be available as well.