Safe and Supportive Schools

According to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 69 Section 1P, enacted on August 13, 2014, the term safe and supportive schools means schools that foster a "safe, positive, healthy and inclusive whole-school learning environment"  allows students to develop "positive relationships with adults and peers, regulate their emotions and behavior, achieve academic and non-academic success in school and maintain physical and psychological health and well-being; and integrates services and aligns initiatives that promote students' behavioral health, including social and emotional learning, bullying prevention, trauma sensitivity, dropout prevention, truancy reduction, children's mental health, foster care and homeless youth education, inclusion of students with disabilities, positive behavioral approaches that reduce suspensions and expulsions and other similar initiatives." - from Massachusetts Safe and Supportive Schools Framework

New Bedford Public Schools' CASEL Core Competences 

CASEL Core Competencies Wheel
Click here for a description of the CASEL Social Emotional Learning Competencies


Take a glance at New Bedford Public Schools' 
Safe & Supportive School Initiatives


Please visit the pages below for more information:  

Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Mindfulness

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Anti-Defamation League A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Peer Training Program

Zones of Regulation

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