Guest BlogWritten by Ally Margolis, Policy and Communications Manager, Every Hour Counts Our country’s compounding crises have magnified the importance of supporting children socially and emotionally. Amidst a global pandemic, systemic racial inequity, and record-breaking unemployment, developing social and emotional learning (SEL) skills such as resilience and self-regulation can pull people through these treacherous times. At the helm are…

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Guest BlogWritten by Ally Margolis, Policy and Communications Manager, Every Hour Counts Intermediary Approaches to Supporting Communities Socially and Emotionally As this new, unprecedented school year begins, social-emotional learning (SEL) and development is needed now more than ever before — both for young people and the adults we entrust to care for them. As Dr. Shawn…

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Written by Knellee Bisram, SEL Specialist and Mindfulness Teacher, Prime Time Palm Beach County These are challenging times… In a recent New York Times article, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Judson Brewer describes how the fear and anxiety caused by the Coronavirus outbreak can produce stress. He explains that when this anxiety is combined with social contagion, we…

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by Patrick Freeland, Quality Improvement Manager, Prime Time Palm Beach County I started my career in 2001 working for Boys and Girls Town of South Florida, providing home and school-based prevention/intervention services to children.  Among other responsibilities, I was tasked to appropriately respond to children’s statements of self-harm (i.e., “I’m so angry, I want to…

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