Free resources from Aperture Education help parents teach SEL at home

Aperture Education and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children have created “Promoting SEL at Home,” a set of free resources to help parents and caregivers teach social-emotional learning skills to their children.

“Promoting SEL at Home” includes eight brief, parent-friendly guides, each focusing on a key social-emotional strength:

  • Optimistic Thinking
  • Self Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Goal-Directed Behavior
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Decision-Making

Each guide includes developmentally appropriate strategies for all children from infancy through high school! The guides also include suggestions for parents, caregivers, and other adults to support their own well-being.

The Promoting SEL At Home guides can be accessed here: (Note: Spanish versions are available.)

Additionally, Aperture Education has a Parent Portal with other SEL resources for families. These can be accessed at:

Aperture Education specializes in social and emotional learning (SEL) solutions. Our flagship product, the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, allows educators to measure, strengthen, and support social-emotional competence in youth in grades K-12. The DESSA System includes a suite of strength-based assessments, a universal screener that can be administered in less than a minute, and growth strategies and foundational practices to strengthen social and emotional competence. The DESSA System is lauded by researchers because it meets high standards for reliability and validity and is appreciated by educators for its ability to easily and quickly identify each student’s personal SEL strengths and provide practical supports that result in improved student outcomes. To support educators, we just launched the Educator Social Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) tool. EdSERT is a professional development program to support the social-emotional competency and well-being of educators. For more information, go to

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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