SEL - Social-Emotional Learning and Life Tools

Social-Emotional Learning helps youth to build lifelong skills that are tied to long-term success; use these resources to help get you started.  If you need additional support or have questions - fill out our Request Technical Assistance form in Quick Links and check out our Mental-Emotional WellnessTrauma Informed Care, and Behavior Guidance videos in our 5 Minute Edge for Frontline Staff playlists on YouTube.

For deeper learning on this subject, consider enrolling in our course Positive Youth Development for Youth Work Professionals.  Course availability can be found on our landing page.

Visit Edutopia to read how Powerful SEL is Happening Afterschool, Too

Powerful SEL







Visit the Afterschool Alliance to check out the SEL Toolkit




Visit Sanford Harmony to access their Social & Emotional Learning resources

Sanford Harmony





Read this report on SEL for Middle and High School students: Navigating SEL From the Inside Out

SEL Guide








Access this How to Use guide to get you started!

Life Tools is a small group intervention delivered in OST programs

Life Tools is an 8-week program that consists of weekly one hour group sessions facilitated during non-school hours by a school counselor, school social worker or an adequately credentialed professional counselor for identified youth experiencing social emotional and/or mental health challenges.  The program includes engagement with parents and schools to provide wrap-around case management. A Marshfield Clinic Health System child psychologist provides technical assistance and consultation to facilitators to ensure quality and fidelity of the program.