Nurturing Growth: The Importance of Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

1 Hour
English, Հայերեն
1 Credit (s)

Learning Objectives

After this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Define Social Emotional Learning and its five core competencies
  • Identify the key settings in the SEL framework
  • Identify the key elements of emotion and emotional response

Intended Audience:

This online course is designed for nurses.

Abstract:

Social-Emotional Learning is a framework focused on developing social and emotional skills to help students thrive. This lecture will give you an introduction to the basics of SEL and how it helps students live socially and emotionally healthy lives in and outside of school.

Assessment and Earning CME Credit:

To receive CME credit for this episode in Armenia, you must take the CME quiz at the end of this course. You have 3 chances to get a 70% to pass. Once you pass the quiz, we will send your information to the Armenian Ministry of Health for credits.

Tatevik Abrahamyan, M.A., Psy.D.

Tatevik Abrahamyan, M.A., Psy.D.

Tatevik Abrahamyan is a school psychologist in Armenia, with over 9 years of experience. For her master’s degree in Developmental Psychology Tatevik has graduated from Yerevan State University, Department of Developmental psychology. Now she is doing her Ph.D. research about gifted children's education and support. She provides direct support and interventions to students, educators, and families during individual and group counseling/guidance, seminars, workshops, and training. She closely collaborates with educational professionals to improve strategies, school-wide practices, and policies during learning. Tatevik is designing and implementing various programs to help children succeed emotionally, behaviorally, and academically at school. Tatevik is a member of the school team applying a schoolwide educational program on students' well-being and emotional assertiveness. Tatevik is acknowledged for her unconditional acceptance of children and belief that children can be the basis for many changes if they receive the right guidance and support. She believes that children are free, emotional, creative, and spontaneous and that the role of adults is to assist developing these features.

Anna Page, M.S., LEP, Psy.D.

Anna Page, M.S., LEP, Psy.D.

Anna Page is an Armenian American school psychologist who has worked with students, families, and educators at the preschool, primary and secondary levels for the past 11 years. She attended UC San Diego for her undergraduate degrees, National University for her Master's and specialist level graduate degree, and Cal State San Marcos for her ABA certification. Anna currently works for Burbank Unified School District conducting psychoeducational evaluations and assisting in creating equitable educational programs for students with her team. Anna is a life-long learner who continues to pursue her academic and educational interests in behavior and brain development. She is passionate about celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity, social justice, and advocacy for students with disabilities.

Lilit M. Rosenberg, M.A., LEP, Psy.D.

Lilit M. Rosenberg, M.A., LEP, Psy.D.

Lilit (Lilly) Mkrtchyan Rosenberg is a veteran school psychologist practicing in the field for 21 years. A former continuation high school Psychologist, Lilly is particularly gifted in bringing even the most disenfranchised students to the table, restoring both self-worth and agency in marginalized teen populations. She has experience serving the needs of students at all grade levels. Lilly has expertise in learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attentional disorders. She is also highly skilled in working with students with Autism and emotional disturbances. Lilly has been a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) since 2010. Her career has spanned both the public and private sectors. She is known in the field for conducting legally defensible psychoeducational evaluations based on current research. Lilly’s gift also lies in her balanced approach to helping families understand their children's learning and mental health needs, guiding them through their journey to acceptance and empowering them to navigate the special education process.

Tina Balasanyan, M.S., Psy.D.

Tina Balasanyan, M.S., Psy.D.

Tagui (Tina) Balasanyan has served ten years as a school psychologist at a multi-racial, multi-ethnic comprehensive public high school in a suburb of Los Angeles. She is a valuable member of the multidisciplinary team and provides comprehensive evaluations and support to students struggling academically, socially, and behaviorally. Tina has been a key member in facilitating social-emotional learning at her school by building community through restorative practices. As a trained Restorative Justice facilitator, Tina continues to support and complement school initiatives and uses these strategies to positively impact school culture, discipline, and academic needs. Tina is known for her approachability and is popular with both students, parents, teachers, and staff. She is sought after to provide individual counseling/guidance and crisis intervention. Her knowledge of her community is both broad and granular and she is a master at connecting parents to community services/resources. Under Tina’s cheerful, unflappable nature is a fierce advocate for students.