How Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Can Help Prevent Bullying


This interactive webinar focused on the latest research on bullying among children and adolescents and explored strategies for using social and emotional learning (SEL) to prevent bullying. Social and emotional learning helps children and adolescents to manage their emotions, empathize with others, and develop positive relationships. (1) It provides an important framework for schools to use in helping students acquire and strengthen social and emotional skills to prevent bullying behaviors and support inclusion and respect. (2) Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D., M.Ed. of the University of Virginia and Tracy Waasdorp, Ph.D., M.Ed of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health described their research and practice in applying social and emotional learning to the prevention of bullying. The webinar was moderated by Jim Vetter, Ed.M. of Education Development Center (EDC) and the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts (SEL4MA).


1.      Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), What Is SEL? Retrieved from

2.      Ragozzino, K. and O’Brien, M.U. (November 2009). “Social and Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention.” Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and the Social and Emotional Learning Research Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Retrieved from

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