• Video

    SEL for Parents, Spanish version (2017)

    An informational video by CASEL and Chicago Public Schools for parents on social and emotional learning (SEL). The video aims to inform parents on SEL in schools and provide them with insights on SEL in their own parenting practices in order to support their children's social and emotional know-how. Funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Produced by: First Gear Productions.


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Chicago Public Schools, McCormick Foundation, Marshall Square Resource Network. (2017) SEL for Parents. Retrieved from YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz_aCbDI9uk.



  • Video

    SEL for Parents (2017)

    An informational video by CASEL and Chicago Public Schools for parents on social and emotional learning (SEL). The video aims to inform parents on SEL in schools and provide them with insights on SEL in their own parenting practices in order to support their children's social and emotional know-how. Funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Produced by: First Gear Productions. Also available in Spanish.


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), Chicago Public Schools, McCormick Foundation, Marshall Square Resource Network. (2017) SEL for Parents. Retrieved from YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=ECI8IzBnmbI.



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    NBC Parent Toolkit (2016)

    Drawing from an experienced set of experts in a range of fields, including CASEL’s Roger Weissberg, this website provides developmental markers at each age/stage, with guidance for parents on how to support each aspect of development. The site provides resources in the areas of academic achievement, health and wellness, and social and emotional development. The site also enables parents to learn about a child’s specific milestones along with tips for support.


    NBC. (2016). Parent Toolkit. New York: Author. Retrieved from http://www.parenttoolkit.com/.



  • Article

    The Power of Parenting with Social and Emotional Learning (2015)

    This article provides parents with clear guidelines for making social and emotional learning an important aspect of their parenting. It is the first article resulting from a collaboration on "Parenting and Social and Emotional Learning" with experts Roger Weissberg, Chief Knowledge Officer of CASEL; Shannon Wanless, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Education at the University of Pittsburgh; and Jennifer Miller, author of Confident Parents, Confident Kids and Contributor to NBC's Parent Toolkit.


    Miller, J. (2015). The power of parenting with social and emotional learning. Huffington Post, April 15, 2015. 



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning (2014)

    This curated list from Edutopia helps parents identify a number of resources including blogs, articles, and videos on fostering social and emotional skills such as kindness, gratitude, and persistence.


    Edutopia. (2014). A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning. San Francisco: Author. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/SEL-parents-resources.



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    Partnerships Not Pushouts (2014)

    CASEL co-developed this guide to creating school-community partnerships that support educational success for all students, particularly those most in need. The National School Boards Association headed the consortium that developed the guide.


    National School Boards Association. (2014). Partnership Not Pushouts. A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success. Washington, DC: Author.



  • Report/Issue Brief

    School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Growth (2011)

    This brief, published by the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, defines social and emotional learning (SEL), describes the five essential SEL competencies, and presents ways that schools can involve parents in helping their children develop socially and emotionally.


    Albright, M. I., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. A. (2011). School-Family Partnership Strategies to Enhance Children’s Social, Emotional, And Academic Growth. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc.



  • Book

    The Handbook of School-Family Partnerships (2010)

    This comprehensive review surveys the evidence about the effects of home-school partnerships on student and school achievement. It provides a brief history of home-school partnerships, presents evidence-based practices for working with families across developmental stages, and provides an agenda for future research and policy.


    Christensen, S.L. & Reschly, A.L. (2010). The Handbook of School-Family Partnerships for Promoting Social Competence. New York: Routledge.



  • Brochure/Handout

    Raising Caring, Confident, Capable Children – What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why it Deserves Your Support in School and At Home (2009)

    This brochure was developed in conjunction with statewide implementation of the Illinois social and emotional learning (SEL) standards for K-12. It explains why parent awareness of SEL is important and how parents can promote SEL in their children’s schools.


    Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). Raising Caring, Confident, Capable Children: What Parents and Caregivers Need to Know About Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why it Deserves Your Support in School and at Home. Chicago, Springfield, IL: Authors.



  • Guide/Tool/Artifact

    Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning – Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families (2005)

    This guide provides background on social and emotional learning (SEL), including the importance of SEL at home and at school for children’s healthy and positive development. Includes worksheets/handouts for parents: “Ten Things You Can Do at Home,” “Ten Things You Can Do with Your School,” “Tips for Parents,” and “Books for Parents.”


    Fredericks, L., Weissberg, R.P., Resnik, H., Patrikakou, E., & O’Brien, M.U. (2005) Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning: Ideas and Tools for Working with Parents and Families. Chicago and Philadelphia: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success.