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Friday, August 30, 2019

Evidence, Policy, and Funding School-Based Social and Emotional Learning Interventions (SAMHSA-sponsored)

Understanding the evidence, policy, and funding opportunities for school-based interventions related to youth mental health can be difficult. Join experts to explore how states, districts, and schools can use the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to support social and emotional learning (SEL) interventions. Hear about SEL interventions that meet ESSA evidence requirements and potential funding mechanisms to integrate SEL into school-based efforts to address the social, emotional and mental health of students.

 Webinar Learning Objectives

  1. The evidence behind how school-based SEL interventions can improve aspects of students’ lives beyond academics, including mental health and behavioral concerns.
  2. Understand the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  3. Identify strategies schools can use to implement SEL interventions.
  4. Highlight financing strategies to pay for SEL programs.
  5. Learn about practical guides and resources that parents, teachers, and schools can use to meet their needs.


Sean Grant, Assistant Professor at Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health;

Laura Hamilton, Senior Behavioral Scientist, Distinguished Chair in Learning and Assessment, Director, Center for Social and Emotional Learning Research; and

Stephani Wrabel, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation