Supporting parent and caregiver SEL and wellbeing is essential if we are to build caring and inclusive communities where empathy abounds and all people thrive.

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Series Components

To support the work schools and companies are already doing to activate SEL and wellbeing across their communities, IFSEL has developed a Series of online Workshops for parents.

The Parenting Series offers parents the chance to come together to uncover both a shared understanding and a range of practical tools and insights to bring SEL alive at home.

The Parenting Series is comprised of:

Parents and caregivers can watch the recorded introduction and then ‘drop-in’ to any or all of the themed Workshops. Each themed Workshop is a stand-alone experience, but collectively the Parenting Series offers a deep and renewing experience.

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Parenting Series Introduction

This short, recorded session is a recommended prerequisite for any of the themed Workshops. The purpose of this Workshop is to introduce IFSEL and our framework, to give an overview of SEL language and research, and to share intersections of SEL and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Workshop Sessions

Big Moments:
Bringing Calm when Emotions Run High

This session offers parents an opportunity to reflect on the full range of emotions that parents and children might experience, particularly during this post pandemic world. We will offer a framework and practical strategies for managing and regulating our own emotions as well as coaching our children to better manage theirs.

Communication and Conflict: Building and Repairing Relationships and Getting to Peace

  • K-12 Educators
  • Principals and Division Heads
  • Aspiring School Leaders
  • Counselors
  • Deans of Students, Grade Level Deans
  • Members of a Student Service Team
  • School Social Workers
  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • Directors of Learning

Coaching for Compassionate Decision Making and Problem Solving

This session will offer parents and caregivers practical tools for guiding their children to make compassionate and responsible decisions, for themselves and in their relationships with others. We’ll offer some insights for navigating complex or challenging conversations that can arise, and share an easy-to-use problem solving protocol to use in coaching your child to greater resilience and independence.

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What's Included

  • IFSEL coordinates the sign-up process for parents and caregivers and hosts the workshop on our Zoom account.
  • The three themed workshops can be recorded for schools to share with parents who can not attend live.
  • Each parent/caregiver community also receives link to a comprehensive google doc with resources to support the Workshop Series.
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Featured Professional Development Events

Advisory Workshop

Two-day workshop focusing on how to create and sustain a robust advisory program in middle & high schools that centers belonging and equity.

March 11 & 12
Middle School & High School
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Foundational SEL for K-6 Educators

Practical workshop is a great place to begin or deepen SEL in your classroom and school.

March 27 & 28
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Peace Building & Conflict Resolution Workshop

Two-day workshop offers K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors a comprehensive model of proactive and responsive approaches for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution.

April 16 & 17
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