SEL4CA Regions

Los Angeles

Our Los Angeles region covers Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

Regional Coordinators

Susan Ward-Roncalli, PhD.

Social Emotional Learning Advisor

Rachel Solis

So Cal Educational Partnerships
Collaborative Classroom

Los Angeles Regional Update

October 25, 2021

The nation’s schools were already struggling to meet students’ mental health needs when the pandemic hit. How can schools rise to meet students’ ballooning needs in that area as a massive school reopening gets underway?

To be sure, it will be difficult to balance mental health support with an equally massive academic recovery. But child development experts say it’s a balance schools must attempt to strike if they want students to regain their academic footing after an unprecedented year of disruptions, stress, and trauma.

An infusion of federal COVID-19 relief money will help, but how those funds are used will be pivotal. And experts say that schools cannot just focus on the students they know are in crisis; they must bolster supports for all students as well as staff members.

EducationWeek Article “Here’s What Schools Can Do”


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