On Friday, March 26th, the Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program, along with thousands of educators, students, community organizers, and individuals celebrated the second annual International Social Emotional Learning Day. Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Governors in Connecticut, Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont declared March 26, 2021 SEL Day. Governor Tom Wolf signed a proclamation declaring March 26, 2021 Social Emotional Learning Day in Pennsylvania to demonstrate support for integrating evidence-based SEL into our schools, organizations and community. View the proclamation here.
SEL Day was also recognized in the U.S. Congressional Record thanks to Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan.
The Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program promotes social emotional learning (SEL) through the use of evidence-based classroom education programs. Visit our Needs Assessment page to learn more about our work in prevention.