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Social and Emotional Learning

A Mindset for School Safety & Student Security

With a growing need for safer schools across the country, RTI implemented the All Hands on Deck program in three North Carolina counties in the spring of 2019. According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 10.1% of high school students in North Carolina reported that at least one day in the past month they “did not go to school because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to or from school.” This percentage translates to more than 45,000 students, which is an increase of nearly 4% from 2015, and the highest reported measurement since the survey was initiated in 1993 (YRBS, 2017).

Funded by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction School Safety Grant, All Hands on Deck included a series of three customized, on-site professional learning workshops for 67 teachers, 5 administrators, and 13 student support personnel. One-on-one follow-up coaching for teachers and support personnel provided supports tailored to individual needs and implementation goals. Download our free white paper to learn more about this program and how implementing social and emotional learning into your everyday classroom can benefit your students. 

Hart, C. P., & Nash, F. M. (2020). Social and Emotional Learning: A Mindset for School Safety and Student Security. RTI International.