SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING PROGRAM
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program is a new program LIFT is excited to offer to students because we know that students with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially. SEL programs are evidence-based and proven to help students be well-rounded citizens. This program consists of How to Deal workshops and SEL Art programming, individual student time and family-check ins are available upon request. Through trauma-informed care and evidence-based practices, LIFT will provide students a place to problem-solve, develop emotional-regulation skills, and discover their strengths.
If you would like to inquire about our SEL programs for your student, please contact Morgan Wright, LIFT’s Support Coordinator by email at Morgan@LIFT-ringgold.org or you may call the center at 706-935-LIFT.
"SEL" Programs at LIFT
LIFT is offering a social-emotional learning art programming that happens 2 times a month for Middle School Students and 2 times a month for High School Students.
These workshops happen afterschool from 4:15-5:00.
How to deal:
“How to Deal” is a Mental Health Workshop that happens 2 times a month for Middle School Students and 2 times a month for High School Students. This workshop is during after-school hours from 4:15-5pm. How To Deal will be an additional support for students wanting to learn emotional regulation skills and coping strategies. We want to emphasize this is a club and not therapy and should not be treated as such. This workshop is to encourage open conversation amongst students and equity in access to mental health resources. We have seen that building supportive social relationships amongst students has reduced isolation and promoted a sense of belonging.
A scheduled individual time for students to discuss life and find encouragement and motivation. These meetings may be requested by a parent/guardian or a student and will take place at LIFT from 5:00-5:45.
A time to meet with the family to discuss student needs and progress. A time to connect to community resources and support parents and guardians. We want to make sure parents and guardians know that we are all on the same team and working towards the same goal.
Why "sEL" is important?
By providing mental health education, LIFT hopes to promote our student’s over well-being. Mental health education is a key factor in working with students since 1 in 5 teens has a mental health diagnosis. By providing mental health education programming at LIFT we are eliminating barriers such as transportation and cost by allowing easy access to mental health education services. Mental health education is pivotal in 6th-12th graders’ life and offering services to anyone who is interested foster’s the idea that mental health is just as important as physical health. Mental health education reduces the stigma that surrounds mental health, by offering information about different mental health diagnoses.
LIFT offers mental health education workshops 4 times a month for both Middle and High School students. The workshops are either SEL ART or How to Deal workshops. The workshops will cover information on anxiety, depression, coping skills, grief, anger management, conflict resolution, communication skills, goals, values, self-esteem, relaxation techniques, and relationships. LIFT utilizes best practices and evidence-based interventions during the workshops to validate the information that is being presented.
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