Social and Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention

Schools using a social and emotional learning (SEL) framework can foster an overall climate of inclusion, warmth, and respect, and promote the development of core social and emotional skills among both students and staff. Because bullying prevention is entirely congruent with SEL, it can be embedded in a school's SEL framework. The aims of   this brief are to (a) provide a basic description of a school-wide SEL framework, (b) illustrate   the relationship between social and emotional factors and bullying, and (c) explain how an   SEL framework can be extended to include bullying prevention.