Social and Emotional Learning
The Social and Emotional Learning department coordinates the implementation and growth of culturally responsive and emotionally safe learning environments. They have resources to help students develop skills to manage their emotions, form positive relationships, feel empathy for others, and make responsible decisions.
SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful.Problem Solving Behavioral Functions and Intervention Strategies that Teach Desirable Replacement Behaviors – IAT Training handoutsSEL Programs
- Education First
The Education First Model was board approved in 2017 as a solution for HISD students found in possession of or under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Services provide an intervention for students and their families for substance offenses. When a student has been found in possession of or under the influence of drugs/alcohol, Teen and Family Services administers a screening measurement with the student on campus. This screening measures for Substance Use Disorders with a high degree of accuracy even if the student is reluctant to self-disclose. Teen and Family Services make a recommendation for the most appropriate intervention for that student’s individual and family needs. The Education First Model presents an early identification and intervention opportunity.
- Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)
- My Brother Keeper ( MBK)
- Sandy Hook
- Character Playbook ( EverFI )
An online program to build SEL skills as an alternative to suspension or as a component of ISS.Assessments
- Education First
Dr. Roberta Scott, Ph.D
Director, Social and Emotional Learning
Safe Schools Administrator
Lorenzo Moore, Ph.D.
Manager, Behavior and Crisis Interventions.
Mary Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Manager, Behavior Interventions and Restorative Discipline
Beatrice Marquez, MBA.
Manager, Dual Status and Adjudicated Youth
Manager, Social Work