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Monday, November 27, 2017

Social and Emotional Development

When discussing child and youth development, there are five basic domains. You can get a glimpse of each here: “The 5 Domains of Child and Youth Development” and then click on any of the individual domains for more detail.

Social and Emotionalhow we feel

“The capacity to recognize and manage emotions, solve problems effectively, and establish positive relationships with others.” – Joseph E. Zins and Maurice J. Elias, “Social and Emotional Learning”

The California Department of Education notes that this development “includes the child’s experiences, expression, and management of emotions” and that it “encompasses both intra- and interpersonal processes.”

As youth move from early childhood through adolescence, they develop more capacity to regulate emotions and navigate social situations. They acquire greater capacity for independence, self-awareness, and their effect on others. Understand that this information is presented simply as guidelines. Youth will move through these stages at different paces.

Activities to Promote Social and Emotional Development:

Check out this Toolbox Training article for ideas: “100 Activities/Methods to Promote Social & Emotional Learning.”

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