Social and Emotional Well-being
Social and emotional intelligence - the ability to successfully communicate, resolve conflict, interact with others and manage emotional responses - can help students do better in the classroom and in life. Fostering social and emotional well being is a key component in improving conditions for learning.
AIR conducts research and evaluation activities and provides technical assistance, consultation, and communication activities regarding the mental health of children and youth, and the social and emotional conditions for learning. AIR’s activities in this area focus on promotion, prevention, early intervention, and treatment.
Our work includes cultural competence, disparity reduction, juvenile justice, child welfare, violence prevention, and substance abuse prevention. We also assist with interagency collaboration, school-based interventions, family-driven practice, indicator development, evidence-based practices, positive behavioral approaches, youth development, and social and emotional learning. AIR works with communities, schools, counties, states, and federal and international agencies.