Inclusion of social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices at schools has been demonstrated to lead to better outcomes for students, and it is WSPTA’s top legislative priority during this legislative session. Social emotional skills complement cognitive skills and are associated with increased academic achievement, higher income, better health, and social engagement. By bolstering the crucial role of social emotional learning and trauma-informed methods in education, Washington can help students do better in school and lead to more successful and fulfilling lives.
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