Effective schools provide a safe, orderly, and supportive school environment with a focus on students’ whole development, which includes their cognitive and social-emotional needs. School safety, climate and culture, and youth development practices can have a profound impact on students’ academic achievement and social-emotional growth.
By developing and implementing a comprehensive youth development practice model, schools create opportunities to identify and cultivate students’ interests, talents, and abilities. Youth development programs include student support services, social-emotional learning initiatives, crisis intervention supports, student leadership, anti-bullying efforts, progressive discipline, and restorative approaches.
Please review the annual opening day packet which addresses School Climate and Culture; De-Escalation/Crisis Intervention; Youth Development supports; Safety and Emergency Readiness procedures; Attendance Policy as well as provides guidance from the Office of Counseling Support Programs.
Areas of Focus
Restorative Practices Overview
Overview of a Guided Discipline Approach and Building Student Resiliency
Understanding Restorative Justice Framework for Addressing Harm
Restorative Justice Overview for Staff
Restorative Justice Overview for Parents
Restorative Practices Whole-School Implementation Guide
Implementing School-Based Restorative Practices – Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, NYS Courts
Implementing Whole School Cultural Change
Community Trauma Circle
Narrative and Personal Writing and Argumentative Writing
SEL Performance Indicators Grades 1-5
SEL Performance Indicators Grades 6-12
SEL Learning Standards Goal 1
SEL Learning Standards Goal 2
SEL Learning Standards Goal 3
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