Camden, NJ Community Summit


Camden, New Jersey

Event Name

Forging Links between Social-Emotional Learning & Academic Achievement:  A Community-Wide Imperative

Convening Organization

Center for Supportive Schools

Event Details

Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Rutgers-Camden University in Camden, New Jersey 8:30am – 3:30pm

Event Description

This conference invites educators and community stakeholders into a day of conversations designed to move us beyond siloes of thought, beyond one-at-a-time decisions about practices, into an SEL-Achievement Imperative through which school communities actively forge multiple, multi-layered links between social-emotional learning, student wellness, and student achievement.  We will demonstrate how a focus on establishing a healthy (in the broadest sense) community opens endless opportunities to give student achievement the full meaning it needs to have in young people’s lives:  social, emotional, physical, and intellectual possibility.

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Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners

Sponsored by New Jersey Health Initiatives and America’s Promise

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Larry Leverett, Executive Director, the Panasonic Foundation

Featured Sessions

  • Students Supporting Students: The Power of Peer Leadership to Support Teen Sexual Health
  • Students Supporting Students:  The Power of Peer Leadership to Support Transition
  • School Nurses as Links to the Community
  • Wellness:  A Foundation, Not an Add-On
  • Fostering Authentic Relationships between Students & Adult Mentors
  • Community Schools, Community Partnerships
  • Data & Dialogue:  Developing a Culture & Climate of Transparent, School-Wide Conversations
  • Cultural Consciousness for Teachers & Students
  • Microagressions in the Classroom
  • Trauma-Informed Care:  Understanding ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
  • Leading with Love for Both Students & Faculty


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