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Social and Emotional Health

The resources below include school wide, Tier I teaching materials  and resources to help increase psychological flexibility and resilience. They can be led by parents, teachers, counselors and/or therapists. 

They are informed by concepts and methods of Contextual Behvaioral Science (CBS), one core scientific area that informs the Prosocial approach.

 

Acceptance and Commitment Training (A.C.T.) is a particular approach developed within CBS. 

For children and teens, there is an ACT model known as DNA-V, which stands for four skills - Discoverer, Noticer, Advisor and Values. Research shows that children’s emotional resilience improves when they develop and use these four key skills. 

Please see your school counselor and/or administrative teams about efforts to evaluate students or adults. Prosocial provides a focused way to integrate evaluation efforts within an applied research community. To learn more, join our network.  

 
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For a full DNA-V curriculum for ages 4-11 we recommend Connect PSHE. Their resources are designed for implementation in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

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Psychologists Louise Hayes and Joseph Ciarrochi developed the DNA-V model for teens and children.

On their website, you find many free resources. 

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EmpowerForwards by teacher Lauren Porosoff and psychologist Jonathan Weinstein is an approach to instructive design informed by the science of ACT. Teachers find many tools, workshops, books to help them empower students by connecting instruction to student values.