Senate President Holds 4th Annual Social Emotional Learning Forum on March 19

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ASHLAND – , Massachusetts Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) on March 19, will hold a virtual event entitled, Supporting our Students through COVID-19 and Beyond.

The event is the Senate President’s fourth annual Social Emotional Learning (SEL) forum part of her #MetroWestKids initiative and is aimed at offering resources to educators and parents. This important event is being presented in partnership with the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and will feature local and statewide experts in social emotional learning.

“In this moment, ensuring our young people’s future success means stepping up and stepping into their lives to understand the hardships they are facing due to COVID-19,” stated Senate President Spilka. “The need to talk about our kids’ mental health has never been so great. I hope all MetroWest parents and educators who are interested will join us on March 19.” 

While continuing to provide parents with tools to support the development of key skills, such as making self-aware, responsible decisions and maintaining healthy relationships, this year’s event will also deal with the specific challenges faced by young people in light of the pandemic. In particular, the forum will highlight methods to reduce stress levels, build resilience, and promote overall wellness.

Those interested in the event, which will be held on Zoom, may register at

The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon pm on March 19, 2021.

All are welcome to join, but event will be focused on MetroWest. Participants may submit questions to the featured experts when registering.


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