Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health Toolkit: Support for Systems and Programs
The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) emphasizes that Out-of-School Time (OST) programs provide measurable benefits to youth and families, demonstrably improving academic and developmental outcomes along with other results such as positive youth-adult relationships and social-emotional learning. The Out-of-School Time Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health Toolkit (Toolkit) was developed to support OST/School-age child care system leaders, technical assistance associates, and program providers.
This toolkit provides readers with a general command of:
- Key Terms
- Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health
The toolkit also provides targeted relevance and resources for system and program leaders on the following topics:
- Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health Support
- Family Engagement Strategies
We encourage readers to utilize this toolkit as a supplement for OST programming and curricula or as a standalone resource to clarify your SEL and mental health learning practices and supports.