Learning and Resilience
The Crucial Role of Social and Emotional Well-Being in Contexts of Adversity
Social and emotional learning competencies often serve as the core competencies outlined in most programs intended to build social cohesion before, during and after crisis and conflict. Although each program model might vary slightly, many of the most effective evidence-based programs such as conflict resolution, life skills, character education, violence prevention, civic education or peace education are designed to empower children and youth to have improved academic, social and emotional learning outcomes. In contexts of adversity, education systems are well advised to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) components and processes into their academic programs.