Making It Happen: Developing the Infrastructure for Social–Emotional Learning (PA247)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:00 AM–10:50 AM

  • PMD: 4,5
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand how implementation science can be utilized to create systems change.
  2. learn about a method of assessing the quality of mental health services provided in a school setting.
  3. understand one method of securing buy-in for a school district iniative leading to implementation of social-emotional learning.


This presentation will review the process one district has taken along the path toward implementing social–emotional learning as a universal support. It will describe the initial steps of building a school mental health system and integrating social–emotional learning for all students. The discussion will include the process for critically assessing the preexisting supports and services, completing a needs assessment, and using implementation science to create systemic change.

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Kimberly E. Lessard, Pelham School District, Pelham, NH

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