Social Emotional Wellness for Youth Pathway

Research suggests social and emotional wellness contributes to success in school, in the workplace, and in life. Parents and educators working together can promote positive emotional wellness in youth by understanding the components of social and emotional wellness, understanding how adults can be protective factors in the lives of the children they serve, and by knowing the signs of a mental illness or child in crisis. The courses in this pathway are designed to provide educators with a basic understanding of social emotional wellness and how to recognize when a child needs help. Participants will also learn how social emotional health disorders impact academic success. Participants who complete the one required course and three additional elective courses will receive a certificate of completion in social emotional wellness for youth.

(Regional Training)

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Each elective course uniquely supports educators' understanding of the social emotional needs of children and provides specific strategies to support those needs. The following electives are recommended as a part of this pathway.
  • Toxic Stress, Trauma, Behavior & the Developing Brain (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • How Does Your Engine Run? The Alert Program for Self-Regulation (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Self-Harming Versus Suicide: Understanding the Differences (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Supporting & Understanding Children from Adverse Backgrounds (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Managing Burnout, Compassion, Fatigue, & Vicarious Trauma (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Emotional Intelligence (Social/Emotional Supports)

Intended Audience

Paraprofessionals, general education teachers, special education teachers, site administrators, school psychologists, counselors

LCAP Priorities

  • Pupil Achievement
  • Pupil Engagement
  • School Climate

multi-tiered systems of support ties 1 through 3