Social-Emotional Resources

Social emotional health and well being are an essential component of a child’s life. As a result of the Children’s Mental Health Act of 2003, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted Social Emotional Learning Standards along with goals, age-appropriate benchmarks, and performance descriptors.

Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards

Below are links to information on components of social emotional health, as well as common conditions that interfere with social emotional health and well being:

  • Anxiety

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Children

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Children and Teens

  • Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: Early Onset

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

Bipolar Disorder Identification & Diagnosis Part 1

Bipolar Disorder Treatment & Intervention Part 2

  • Bullying

Bullies and Victims

Cyberbullying Prevention and Intervention

  • Depression

Depression in Young Children

Depression in Children and Adolescents

National Institute of Mental Health – Depression in Children and Adolescents

  • Divorce

Divorce: A Parents’ Guide for Supporting Children – Children and Divorce

  • Resiliency

Building Resiliency in Children

Fostering Resiliency

  • Self Control

Teaching Young Children Self Control

  • Self Esteem

Self Esteem – Developing Your Child’s Self-Esteem

  • Sleep

Children’s Sleep, Academic Performance, and School Behavior

Sleep and School Performance

  • Stress/Post Traumatic Stress

Stress in Children

Coping After a Crisis