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ACROSS NH Social and Emotional Learning Project

Thanks to funding provided by the NH Bureau of Child Development and Head Start Collaboration, ACROSS NH has launched the Social and Emotional Learning Project. The project is focused on supporting the out of school time (OST) community in developing and enhancing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in school age programs. The project provides various resources, including professional development training, series, cohorts, consultation, and other SEL supportive resources. For more information please contact the ACROSS NH Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator, Abigail Blodgett, at ablodgett@acrossnh.org.

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Upcoming SEL Opportunities

Topics in SEL: A Training Series
ACROSS NH will provide a series of trainings on key topics of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for staff, directors, site directors, and anyone that works with children and youth in out of school time (OST). You can participate in 1, 2, or all 3 trainings. These trainings are free thanks to our funder the Child Development Bureau and Head Start Collaboration. Register for individual trainings in the NH Connections Information System (NHCIS).

 

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 6:30-8pm @ Boys & Girls Club of Central NH, 55 Bradley St, Concord, NH

Training One: SEL Topic- Regulation Register in NHCIS

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6:30-8pm @ Boys & Girls Club of Central NH, 55 Bradley St, Concord, NH

Training Two: SEL Topic- Relationships Register in NHCIS

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 6:30-8pm @ Boys & Girls Club of Central NH, 55 Bradley St, Concord, NH

Training Three: SEL Topic- Skills Register in NHCIS

Social, Emotional, and Mindfulness Learning Community of Practice

At the heart of the OST field are the values of building positive relationships, creating quality learning opportunities, and making contributions to lifelong thriving outcomes for our children and youth. This virtual SEML Community of Practice is for out of school time staff, site directors, and directors. We will focus on the guiding principles of social, emotional, and mindfulness learning in OST programs, share resources, practices, and collaborate with like-minded colleagues. Participants will walk away with a refocused lens on implementing SEL in OST. Register for individual sessions in the NH Connections Information System (NHCIS).

All SEML CoP sessions are on Zoom 10:15-11:30am:

Tuesday, October 17th
Tuesday, November 14th
Thursday, January 11th
Thursday, February 8th
Tuesday, March 13th
Thursday, April 18th
Tuesday, May 7th

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SEL Guides for OST

Two guides are available to support NH school age and out of school time community professionals in their work with children: "A Guide to Social and Emotional Learning for the Afterschool Professional," and "A Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Guide for New Hampshire Afterschool Programs." Both guides can be downloaded by clicking on the images. 

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Social And Emotional Learning and Suspension/Expulsion Prevention in OST: A Guided Resource Walkthrough

ACROSS NH provides a guided walk through of these two guides for OST. This training presents an opportunity to explore these 2 guides.  We will delve into the foundational knowledge and learning competencies of SEL, with an emphasis on the prevention of suspension and expulsion in out of school time (OST). This training is for directors, site directors, and staff that work with school age children in OST programs. You are required to have a copy of “A Guide to SEL for the Afterschool Professional,” and “A Suspension and Expulsion Prevention Policy Guide for NH Afterschool Programs” at the time of the training. Register in NHCIS

Dates: October 5th 10-11:30am on Zoom, January 9th 6:30-8pm on Zoom, March 8th 10-11:30am on Zoom, or April 10th 6:30-8pm on Zoom

ACROSS NH provides free training and technical assistance (TA) to support the understanding and implementation of SEL policy and curriculum in out of school time programs. To request an SEL training or TA, please email Jamie Nadeau, Executive Director, at jnadeau@acrossnh.org.

SEL Project Newsletter Archive

ACROSS NH provides a monthly "Mindful Moment Monthly" newsletter to support the skills, knowledge, and implementation of social, emotional, and mindfulness practice in out of school time programs. You can also find an "SEL Corner" in our weekly "ACROSS Your Desk" newsletters. Resources, activities, videos, and quotes can be accessed in our archive collection. To visit the collection, click on the button below.

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