||Organizations & Web Sites
American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF)
AYPF provides learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels.
The Beyond Intractability Knowledge Base Project
As part of the Conflict Research Consortium based out of the University of Colorado, this organization offers constructive approaches to difficult and intractable conflicts.
Carol Dweck and educational researcher Lisa S. Blackwell have converted Dweck’s Mindset Theory into a software program. Brainology aims to motivate middle school and high school students to do better in all of their subjects by teaching them how the brain works and how to boost their intelligence.
A Campaign for Forgiveness Research
This organization supports a variety of research projects that deal with the power of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Center for Social and Emotional Education (CSEE)
CSEE is devoted to educating school and parent leaders to make social, emotional, and academic learning an integral part of children's school experience.
Center for the 4th and 5th R’s
Led by Dr. Tom Lickona, this organization provides character education resources, training, and evaluation services.
Character Education Partnership (CEP)
The CEP web site provides an extensive database of character education resources and professional development opportunities.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
CASEL is a research and advocacy organization committed to promoting coordinated, evidence-based social, emotional, and academic learning in schools grades pre-K through high school.
Committee for Children (CfC)
CfC develops and disseminates violence-prevention and social and emotional learning programs (Pre-K – 9). Kathy Beland, lead author of School-Connect, authored the first and second editions of their award-winning Second Step program.
Community of Caring
Community of Caring offers supports to schools (K–12) in implementing comprehensive, school-wide character education programs.
The George Lucas Foundation
Click “Project-Based Learning” or “Social Emotional Learning” to access an array of options for exploring these topics, including videos of high school classrooms, interviews with teachers and school administrators, articles, and recommended books.
The Inner Resilience Program
A project of the Tides Center, this program helps cultivate the inner lives of students, teachers, and schools by integrating SEL with contemplative practice. They offer retreats, workshops, books and curricula.
National Institute on Media and the Family
This non-profit organization runs the MediaWise campaign, informing the public on how the media negatively influences children and youth and how parents and teachers can help them become more media-literate.