SEL Guidance Document

NCP4SEL is excited to release this guidance document, NCP4SEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies, Strategies, and Practices, that is the result of two years of work by the advisory members and external partners. Districts, schools, and/or classrooms utilizing this document are encouraged to provide feedback on the document. Please submit feedback, recommendations, or ideas for resources and practices to ncp4sel@ (remove space in address to send email).

View the introductory overview video below to learn more about the document and how to use the guidance to inform your SEL practices.

On-Going Events

Conscious Discipline Series

NCES and the North Country Partnership for SEL Practices is offering Conscious Discipline's Building Resilient Schools and Homes e-course for the 2022-2023 school year. Through online videos by Dr. Becky Bailey, this comprehensive program combines, social-emotional learning, discipline, and classroom management for transformational results. Read more

Parent/Caregiver Workshop on Conscious Discipline

An online workshop is scheduled for November 17, 2022. Learn more.

Summit & Regional Workgroups focused on transition from early childcare to preschool

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SEL-Related Professional Development

For school districts affiliated with NCES, NCES may be able to subsidize the cost for customized SEL professional development. Contact Lori Langlois for more information, lori @

Learn more about the Polly Bath facilitated work with school-based teams on MTSS-B launching in March of 2023.

Past Events

No Such Things as a Bad Kid, with Charlie Appelstein

This series was offered in the fall of 2022. Learn more.

Teaching SEL through (not instead of) Academics

Free for North Country educators, this 4-session online series with Mike Anderson began in January of 2021.
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Well-being for Educators Series with Mindful Practices

Participants will learn and practice techniques and activities to promote their overall emotional and physical well-being.
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Behavior Management with a SEL Lens

A three-part series for principals, assistant principals, student wellness coordinators, and others involved with discipline and SEL practices in the education setting. Facilitated by Brian Hastings.
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Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity (LIfTS) North Country Cohort

NCES, working in partnership with Lesley University, is offering a graduate certificate program, Lesley Institute for Trauma Sensitivity (LIfTS) for a northern NH cohort. The current cohort will complete the four-course program in the fall of 2020.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy - North Country Cohort

From fall of 2021 through the Training is underway with Cassie Yackley, PsyD. with support from the Coos Coalition for Family and Young Children


NCP4SEL's Social and Emotional Learning Competencies, Strategies, and Practices.pdf