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CalHOPE Honored by International Research Society

Prevention Researchers Recognize Social-Emotional Learning Partnership

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CalHOPE has been honored by the international Society for Prevention Research.

The Society for Prevention Research has announced that the CalHOPE Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Community of Practice has won its 2024 Public Service Award. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is a key partner in CalHOPE. The statewide partnership is helping build capacity in California schools to implement and prioritize social-emotional learning—the process of developing and learning to use social and emotional skills, helping to reduce mental, emotional, and behavioral problems and increase student engagement.

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) is dedicated to advancing scientific investigation into how to prevent negative outcomes and foster well-being for individuals, families, and communities. The international organization promotes a healthy and equitable society through research-informed and socially just programs, practices, and policies.

SPR presented the Public Service Award at its conference last week in Washington, D.C. Fittingly, the theme of the 32nd annual event was “Advancing Partnerships and Collaborative Approaches in Prevention Science.”

CalHOPE Details

CalHOPE’s efforts are bolstered by a strong research priority: the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare serves as the project evaluator, the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center works to produce learning modules on SEL content and practices, and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) leads a statewide team to facilitate systemic implementation and continuous improvement efforts.

Program partners include the Center for Implementation, the Orange County Office of Education, Kelvin Education, California Friday Night Live, and all 58 county offices of education in California. Funding comes from the California Department of Healthcare Services through the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative. The goal is to build robust and sustainable systems that help California students thrive.

CalHOPE also recently received the 2023–24 UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Public Service. To learn more about CalHOPE, the SEL Community of Practice, and upcoming events, visit the CalHOPE website.