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Social Decision-Making and Social Problem-Solving

Elias & Butler, 2005

Social Decision-Making and Social Problem-Solving External Link is a social and emotional learning program that assists students in acquiring social and decision-making skills and in developing their ability to effectively use those skills in real-life, with the aim of preventing violence, substance abuse, and related problem behavior. It is a primary prevention program conceptually grounded in research from public health, child development, clinical psychology, cognitive sciences, and organizational and community psychology.

The curriculum-based program occurs in three developmental phases:

Key:

Evident in the program/resource Evident in the program/resource

Consistent opportunities for knowledge and skill application beyond classroom lessons Consistent opportunities for knowledge and skill application beyond classroom lessons

Develops basic knowledge and skills practice Develops basic knowledge and skills practice

Year: 2 - 8

Seqenced structure: Evident in the program/resource

SEL Core Competencies

Self awareness

Social awareness

Self management

Responsible decision making

Relationship skills

Consistent opportunities for knowledge and skill application beyond classroom lessons

Develops basic knowledge and skills practice

Consistent opportunities for knowledge and skill application beyond classroom lessons

Consistent opportunities for knowledge and skill application beyond classroom lessons

Consistent opportunities for knowledge and skill application beyond classroom lessons

Links to Essential Learnings

Identity and personal development (SOSE)

Relationships and communicating (HPE)

Self management and resilience (HPE)

Healthy choices (HPE)

Evident in the program/resource

Evident in the program/resource

Evident in the program/resource

Evident in the program/resource

Other factors

Evidence of effectiveness

Based on theory

Student assessment

Professional development

Parents program

Evident in the program/resource

Evident in the program/resource

Evident in the program/resource

Evident in the program/resource

Evident in the program/resource

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