Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development Training
CalSAC has 39 FREE social-emotional learning module topics available to out-of-school time program staff. These onsite trainings support staff and youth in developing their capacity to recognize and manage emotions, build relationships, solve interpersonal problems, and make effective and ethical decisions. 35 of these modules are available for FREE through CalSAC Apprentice Trainers working toward their certification with CalSAC.
Read more about the ways in which we are supporting social-emotional learning and character development with staff and the young people they serve.
Working with Children and Youth
Delivering Quality Programs
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression
Creating Culturally Sensitive and Equitable Programs
Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development
This session will introduce participants to social-emotional and character skills and their relationship to the California Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs. Participants will be able to articulate what social-emotional and character skills look like in youth and the California Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs that contribute to the skill development in youth.
During this module, participants will explore program practices that support social-emotional and character skill development. Participants will use their results from a self-reflection tool to identify actions they can take to strengthen their abilities to support social-emotional and character skill development.
Note: Participants must complete the Expanded Learning 360/365 self-reflection before coming to the training.
During this module, participants will learn about how young people’s responses affect personal emotion and behavior, how to introduce and implement group agreements, and share current strategies and resources to support the development of young people’s self-awareness and self-management skills.
During this module, participants will learn about how culturally grounded beliefs and background affect our practice with youth, how to help raise our awareness of those factors, and share current strategies and resources to support the development young people’s social-awareness and interpersonal skills.
During this module, participants will learn about what self-efficacy and growth mindset are, explore our own mindset and the potential impact it has on youth, and share current strategies and resources to support the development young people’s growth mindset and self-efficacy.
Leading with Social-Emotional Learning and Character
These modules are available for free on a limited basis. Only our Senior Certified Trainers are available to facilitate this content.