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Student Support and Wellness

School leaders are reporting unprecedented levels of student stress. Although some contributing factors are beyond a school’s control, EAB can provide actionable strategies to address the challenge of student mental health and wellness.

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In the past three years, elementary schools have seen a dramatic rise in disruptive student behavior. This epidemic is taking up valuable instructional time and accelerating teacher burnout, as teachers report not getting the support they need from both school and district leaders.

Social-emotional support services for students

This Report outlines how advisory group programs and restorative disciplinary practices at contact districts help students build social-emotional learning competencies.
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Between rigorous course loads and numerous extra-curricular activities, students today are busy building impressive resumes to distinguish themselves in an increasingly competitive college admissions process. Factor in parental pressure, a 24/7 digital life, and the growing pains of adolescence, and you’ll find students are stressed out, sleep-deprived, and often ill-prepared for new and less-familiar settings.…

Through a national survey and more than 150 research interviews, EAB has identified the majority of educators feel ill-equipped to recognize signs and symptoms of trauma and manage students’ resulting social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in a supportive way. Many school systems are struggling to follow through on systemic change in taking a trauma-informed approach…

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Resilience is one of the most popular topics in higher ed. Research has found that students with grit are better equipped to manage the stressful situations they encounter in college. But students can’t succeed with grit alone; they need strong relationships, too, writes Luke Reynolds, an assistant professor of education at Endicott College. In Education…


About the Webconference This webconference will provide strategies districts and schools can implement to support the social-emotional needs of both students and teachers. By selecting the right SEL curriculum to meet district and school needs for students, as well as implementing SEL practices for adults, districts and schools can create more supportive environments for both…

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