February 20, 2017
Researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education have found that bullying and peer harassment are part of a larger issue for schools — supporting the development of positive social, emotional, and mental well-being of students. To help address bullying in school-aged children, Professor Shelley Hymel and colleagues have developed an online tool, the Social-Emotional Learning Resource Finder, www.selresources.com, to help encourage acceptance, peer support and caring for others among students.
The SEL Resource Finder was developed as a “one-stop” for educators and anyone who works with children and youth to learn about how to foster social-emotional learning and mental well-being. It provides brief descriptions and links to over 400 resources — including programs, lessons, books and videos which address bullying and school violence — aimed at promoting positive mental health in educational settings.
“As research continues to underscore the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and mental health for academic and life success, it becomes increasingly important to recognize the many different ways to promote SEL and to create safe, respectful, and supportive learning environments that maximize potential and optimize well-being in children and youth,” says Hymel of the UBC Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education.
This website serves as a dynamic, interactive arena to advance educators and parents’ efforts to foster social and emotional learning, mental health, and well-being in schools and community organizations, and help address bullying and harassment.
The following videos are available:
- Professor Hymel speaks on Legacy of Pink Shirt Day:
- Video of SEL website available at: