What We Do

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Frameworks provides Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and workshops for youth in grades pre-K­ through 12, as well as to those adults and educators who support their academic, relationship, workplace, and life success.


The 5 SEL components

Our work is based on these five components that together form social and emotional intelligence:

  • Self­-Awareness
  • Self­-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision­-Making

Why is SEL important?

Any given day, we experience a range of emotions–some of them comfortable, some uncomfortable. Without emotional intelligence (EQ), uncomfortable emotions often lead to knee-jerk reactions, such as using unkind words, turning to substance use to cope, or even harming others.

But, when we have the tools to understand and manage our emotions, we are more likely to choose a productive response. Proactively building these tools is the goal of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). We can’t prevent our children and teens from facing challenges, but we can give them the tools they need to be successful and resilient.


These SEL components are integrated into all our research­-based programs, trainings, presentations, and workshops.

What are the results of our programs?

  • Better understanding, trust, and appreciation for themselves and others
  • Enhanced communication and conflict resolution abilities
  • A greater sense of belonging in the community, and desire to commit to community service, and helping others
  • Increased school­-connectedness and safer school classrooms and cultures
  • Increased self­-esteem and self­-efficacy (belief in one’s own ability to meet goals and act in desired ways)
  • Reduction in bullying incidents
  • Fewer classroom disruptions, referrals, and suspensions
  • Healthier eating and using exercise as a way to manage emotions
  • Improved awareness and management of emotions, resulting in fewer outbursts and acts of violence towards self and others
  • Healthier peer and adult relationships
  • Improved ability to collaborate and work on teams