The Latest In Youth Emotional Wellness

Research has demonstrated the importance of helping young people develop emotional intelligence and socio-emotional skills and competencies. The development of socio-emotional competency skills in youth predicts later life outcomes, such as mental wellbeing, civic engagement, and workforce success. Districts, schools, and youth organizations are increasingly working to enhance the emotional intelligence of youth in their care through the promotion of emotional regulation, goal setting, collaboration, and social awareness.

Understanding PBIS

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a multi-tiered, evidence-based framework for adopting and organizing behavioral supports for all students. PBIS focuses on increasing positive behavioral outcomes for all students and thereby improving school climate, social competencies and academic achievement.

Accelerate Philly

Diversity, equity and inclusion are integral components that intricately weave into the fabric of school climate casting a positive influence on students' learning experiences and outcomes. This presents an inspiring opportunity to embrace culturally responsive, diverse, and inclusive education that nurtures the potential of every student.

ASCA Mindsets & Clymb

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Mindsets provide a framework for the development of students' academic, social-emotional and college & career readiness skills. There are 36 ASCA Student Standards, divided into 2 categories, which are intended to shape students' attitudes and behaviors through comprehensive school counseling programs.

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future

The Blueprint for Maryland’s future is a landmark legislation passed in 2021 that has made reforms to Maryland’s Public Education system with a focus on early childhood education, elevating educators, and ensuring equitable funding.

Maryland Blueprint: Pillar 3

The College and Career Readiness Pillar focuses on preparing all students for success in college and the workforce by ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to complete entry-level credit-bearing college courses and work in high-wage and high-demand industries.

Maryland Blueprint: Pillar 4

Pillar 4 focuses on strengthening wraparound services through the expansion of community schools, establishing the Maryland Consortium on Coordinated Community Supports, targeting supports for students and families based on differentiated need, establishing a workgroup on English learners, and developing a funding formula based on a new measure of concentration of poverty.

MTSS Framework & Clymb

MTSS is a proactive and preventative framework that focuses on maximizing student achievement and supporting students' social, emotional, and behavioral needs from a strengths-based perspective.

Build Robust Wellness Protocols in Pittsburgh Schools

Investing in evidence-based training, tools, and instructional practices to achieve student success in Pittsburgh. Student wellness and student success are inextricably linked. Prioritizing the wellbeing of students is key to achieving improved student outcomes which extends beyond academic achievement.

5 Steps to a Happier Workplace

Discover the 5 simple steps any organization can take to build a healthier work culture and promote employee well-being, according to Clymb’s founder Ashley Williams.

The Importance of Employability Skills in Today’s Job Market

In today’s competitive job market, employers are looking for candidates with strong academic credentials and a range of employability skills. Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a crucial role in developing these skills and preparing students for the workforce.

Why Employers Should Care About the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Research-based evidence emphasizes why employers should care about the youth mental health crisis and it’s impact on the workforce. To effectively respond to the crisis among youth, comprehensive policies that promote employee wellness are required.

Bullying Prevention: How SEL Can Create Positive School Environments

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is an essential aspect of a child’s education. Not only does it create a positive school culture, but it also teaches children essential life skills that they can carry into adulthood. By incorporating SEL into the classroom, educators can help reduce bullying and create a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.

Top 7 Goals for Workplace Wellness in 2023

Here are the Top 7 Goals for Workplace Wellness in 2023. Enhancing mental health resources, promoting physical activity, and fostering a positive workplace culture are just a few. Get practical strategies for prioritizing employee well-being in the workplace.

A Guide to Understanding School Climate and Culture

This blog provides an in-depth understanding of the differences between school climate and school culture, and how they impact the well-being of students, teachers, and staff. It highlights the important roles that teachers, school counselors, principals, and students play in shaping these environments and offers practical tips for creating a positive school climate and culture.

Companies who Invest in Employee Wellness See Benefits

The benefits of employee wellness programs include improved productivity, reduced absenteeism, and increased job satisfaction. Research-based evidence supports the positive impact of wellness programs on employee well-being.

The Power of Preventative Emotional Health Programs

Learn why preventative emotional health programs are crucial for promoting emotional well-being and how they’re more effective than reactive strategies in the long run.

Building Compassionate Classrooms

Writer and educator, Jennifer Yoo-Brannon, shares her thoughts around cultivating classrooms where there is space for the big emotions that inevitably arise during childhood and adolescence.

The Impact of a Child’s Mental Health on Working Parents

Explore the ways in which children’s mental health impacts working parents and the additional stress and challenges they face. It is important for employers to offer support and resources to help working parents maintain their well-being.

Supporting Children’s Mental Health: Strategies and Resources for Post-Pandemic Recovery

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on the importance of our children’s mental health. As the world continues to adapt to the pandemic, it’s important to acknowledge the impact it has had on our children’s mental well-being. The good news is that there are plenty of resources and […]

The Pandemic’s Lingering Effects on Working Parents

The long-term impacts of the pandemic on working parents include increased stress, burnout, and family strain. Employers can play a critical role by offering support, flexibility, and mental health resources to help working parents cope with ongoing challenges.

The Importance of Early Intervention in Children’s Emotional Health: Tips for Parents and Educators

Early intervention is crucial when it comes to children’s emotional health. By identifying and addressing emotional challenges early on, parents and educators can help children develop healthy coping strategies and prevent issues from becoming more serious down the road. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of early intervention in children’s emotional health, and […]

The Unseen Cost of Stress in the Workplace

Negative effects of stress include high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, and depression. Employers can mitigate stress in the workplace through policies that prioritize employee well-being.

The Importance of Data-Driven School Counseling Programs: Helping Students Thrive

As educators and parents, we all want to support our students’ academic, social-emotional, and career success. But how can we ensure that our efforts are effective and meaningful? The answer lies in data-driven school counseling programs. By implementing the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) model, educators and counselors can gather and analyze data to inform […]

How Counselors Can Create a Positive School Culture

School counselors can promote positive school cultures by using tools to survey student mental health and wellbeing, empowering students through personalized learning, utilizing competency-based learning, creating connections and trust, and promoting positive behaviors.

Reversing Student Learning Loss with SEL

Social-emotional learning (SEL) can reverse the negative impacts of COVID-19 on student learning and well-being. Incorporating SEL into curriculum can promote academic success, mental health, and social skills.

Improving Teacher Retention with Social-Emotional Learning

The high rate of teacher burnout and turnover in the United States can be addressed through the implementation of SEL practices in schools, which can create a more supportive and empowering classroom environment for both students and teachers, improving academic performance and reducing behavioral issues.

Proactive Mental Health Interventions Can Address Rising School Violence

Proactive mental health interventions in schools can help prevent school violence, as early identification and appropriate support for struggling students is crucial. A comprehensive approach involving school staff, families, and community partners is needed.

Students Voice Gaps in School Mental Health Resources

The current environment of toxic stress has created a mental health crisis among children and schools are in need of evidence-based solutions to address the issue, with up to $63 billion in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds available for the purpose.

Work-Life Balance for Parents: The Power of Wellness

As a working parent, juggling work and family obligations can be challenging, but with the right tools and support, it’s possible to find a healthy balance. Employers can help by offering wellness programs and promoting emotional intelligence, creating a positive and supportive workplace. Let’s work together to create a happy and fulfilling work-life balance!

Toxic Stress is Demoralizing Teachers

The pandemic has made teaching even more stressful than ever, leading to a projected mass exodus that could create extensive turnover issues for administrators, but there are many things that can be done to support teachers and learners through this difficult time of toxic stress, such as directing ESSER funds to support teachers through evidence-based socio-emotional learning which would be a critical step for promoting emotional wellness and reducing turnover.

Can Smiling Actually Make You Happier?

According to a recent Stanford study, the act of posing a smile can actually make us happier. The study provides valuable insights into the relationship between facial expressions and our emotional experience, shedding light on the origins of human emotions.

Teacher Burnout: How SEL Can Help

Teacher burnout is a growing problem, with social factors such as lack of support and negative interactions with students contributing to its prevalence. This article explores the negative impact of teacher burnout on schools and how implementing a social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum can help reduce negative behaviors in students and prevent burnout among teachers

How Stress Affects Sleep and Productivity

Don’t let stress affect your sleep and productivity! By developing a daily wellness routine, parents can model self-care for their children, promoting healthy habits that reduce stress levels and lead to a lifetime of well-being.

Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis

The recent Surgeon General’s warning on youth mental health has highlighted the devastating impact that unprecedented and uniquely hard to navigate challenges are having on American school students, with a 40% rise in feelings of hopelessness in just over a decade.

The Power of the Principal in Building Positive School Cultures

School principals can take a variety of steps to build a positive school culture, including fostering trust and inclusivity, investing in mental health and wellness programs, and providing preventative care initiatives. By prioritizing open communication, diversity, and proactive support, principals can make the most of their school’s budget and minimize stress and burnout for both students and staff.

ESSA & Evidence-Based SEL Solutions

Clymb provides educators with dashboards that visualize data and allow them to assess student performance across SEL skills based on CASEL competencies and D-SECS measurements, enabling them to identify students in need of enhanced support and track performance at the organizational level.

The Impact of Emotional Health on Academics

Mental and emotional health are crucial aspects of overall well-being, and they have a significant impact on a student’s academic performance. The relationship between mental and emotional health and academic performance is complex and multifaceted. In this blog, we will explore the ways in which mental and emotional health can affect a student’s academic performance […]

The Benefits of Competency-Based Education

The benefits of competency-based education (CBE) includes individualized learning, flexibility, real-world relevance, collaborative learning, and personalized support, which can help students take control of their learning and progress at their own pace.

Employee Retention: What Matters to Working Parents

Employers can support working parents during the Great Resignation by prioritizing the mental health and wellness of their employees and their children. By providing preventative wellness resources, like Clymb, we can help create a stronger, more supportive, and resilient workforce for the future.

Improving Heart Health through Emotional Wellness

With support from the American Heart Association, Clymb is addressing the link between emotional wellness and heart health by providing tools and resources to help children develop resilience and mitigate the negative effects of toxic stress.

Building employee loyalty with competitive benefits

As an HR employer, you know that employee loyalty is crucial for the success of your company. One way to build and maintain that loyalty is by offering competitive benefits. However, many employers tend to focus solely on traditional benefits such as health insurance and 401(k) plans. While these are important, it’s also important to […]