FSL Supports Social-Emotional Learning

What is Social-Emotional Learning

CASEL defines social-emotional learning (SEL) as the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

FSL’s goal is to assist youth with understanding and respecting themselves and others. This often leads to more positive behavior that promotes social acceptance and life skills.

Social-Emotional Learning Skills

Schools and organizations use different approaches to social-emotional learning. CASEL is the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and focuses on five specific areas.

Self- Awareness including identifying emotions, recognizing strengths and needs and developing a Growth Mindset.

Self- Management including managing emotions, controlling impulses and setting goals.

Social awareness including seeing things from other people’s perspective, showing empathy and appreciating diversity.

Relationship skills including communication, cooperation, and conflict resolution.

Responsible decision-making including thinking about the consequences of personal behavior.


The research of the impact of SEL is compelling. (https://casel.org/impact/)

  • Improved Behaviors
  • Positive Long Term impact
  • Improved Academic performance
  • Return on Investment
  • Reduce Poverty
  • Improves Lifetime outcomes
For more information on SEL and VIBE click here!