Social and Emotional Learning

New Resources Help Build Emotional Intelligence of Adults and Youth

Out-of-school settings offer great opportunities for social and emotional learning, and we continue to hear demand from practitioners for resources that specifically help to build empathy and regulate emotions. SCE is pleased to support two new free resources for building empathy and emotion regulation created by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

The guides are based on the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence’s RULER approach which is designed to teach emotional intelligence to people of all ages, with the goal of creating a healthier, more equitable, innovative, and compassionate society. The approach includes the development of five essential skills including recognizing emotions in oneself and others; understanding the causes and consequences of emotions; labeling emotions with a nuanced vocabulary; expressing emotions in accordance to cultural norms and social context; and regulating emotions with helpful strategies.

Each new resource offers an overview of each skill as well as strategies for adults to focus on their own development of empathy and emotion regulation and approaches for working with youth to develop these skills.

Click below to learn more and access each resource:

Empathy Guide – Empathy is the ability to understand and feel what someone else is feeling from that person’s perspective. It can motivate us to be more compassionate towards others.  For today’s youth, empathy and compassion are more important than ever. This guide provides insight on how to help youth in out-of-school time settings increase empathy.

Emotion Regulation Guide – Emotion regulation skills help adolescents improve relationships, achieve long-term physical and mental well-being, and perform better in school. Learn more about how we can help youth regulate their emotions and behavior in a positive way in this helpful guide.