Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Underserved: A Three-Tiered Approach for Student Social and Emotional Learning Needs
Marie Byrd, EdD, Rachel Nez

The interplay between social/emotional health and student academic success necessitates collaborative partnerships focused on sustainable educational initiatives to meet the needs of the whole child. The most effective approach allows for wide-ranging implementation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and practices through federal, state and local alliances directed at skill development for school-aged youth. Upon the review of previous and current federal and state efforts, a research-based model consisting of a three-tiered system of wide-ranging implementation of SEL programs and practices is introduced.

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