• Guide/Tool/Artifact

    CASEL District Resource Center (2017)

    This resource was released in April 2017 and will be continually updated. It offers guidance and more than 500 tools and artifacts to implement social and emotional learning districtwide. All are based on and drawn from the actual experience of the 10 districts in CASEL's Collaborating Districts Initiative.


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2017) District Resource Center. Chicago: Author.



  • Report/Issue Brief

    Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out Looking Inside and Across 25 Leading SEL Programs: A Practical Resource for Schools and OST Providers (Elementary School Focus) (2017)

    This in-depth guide to 25 evidence-based programs—aimed at elementary schools and out-of-school-time providers—offers information about curricular content and programmatic features that practitioners can use to make informed choices about their SEL programs. The guide allows practitioners to compare curricula and methods across top SEL programs. It also explains how programs can be adapted from schools to out-of-school-time settings, such as after-school and summer programs.


    Jones, S., Brush, K., Bailey, R., Brion-Meisels, G., McIntyre, J., Kahn, J., Nelson, B., & Stickle, L. (2017) Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out Looking Inside and Across 25 Leading SEL Programs: A Practical Resource for Schools and OST Providers (Elementary School Focus). New York: Wallace Foundation.



  • Report/Issue Brief

    Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning (2015)

    This brief, part of the American Institutes for Research’s “Beyond the Bell: Research to Action in the Afterschool and Expanded Learning Field” series, shares how SEL programs and practices can support the development of employability skills and how after-school and expanded learning settings are an ideal place for this learning to happen.


    American Institutes for Research. (2015). Ready for Work? How Afterschool Programs Can Support Employability Through Social and Emotional Learning. Chicago: Author.



  • Report/Issue Brief

    Afterschool Programs that Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective (2013)

    This brief summarizes the findings from a CASEL research review that indicated that afterschool programs that follow four evidence-based practices are successful in promoting young people’s personal and social development.


    Durlak, J. A., & Weissberg, R. P. (2013). Afterschool programs that follow evidence-based practices to promote social and emotional development are effective. In T. K. Peterson (Ed.), Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success (pp. 194-198). Collaborative Communications Group, Washington, D.C. Retrieved from http://www.expandinglearning.org/.



  • Research Study

    The Impact of After-School Programs that Promote Personal and Social Skills (2007)

    This review of 73 programs considered after-school programs that attempted to promote personal and social skills. The personal and social skills targeted in these programs could include one or more skills in such areas as problem-solving, conflict resolution, self-control, leadership, responsible decision-making, and enhancement of self-efficacy and self-esteem.


    Durlak, J. A., & Weissberg, R. P. (2007). The Impact of After-School Programs that Promote Personal and Social Skills. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.