There is an urgent need to ensure that teachers, administrators, other school staff, families, community members, youth, and policymakers have the best tools and knowledge at their disposal to create positive school climates and focus specifically on developing the social and emotional competencies of children and adults. An integrated research approach will not only allow for a stronger educational foundation, but one where both students and educators feel respected and supported, where inequities are reduced, where safe spaces are created for marginalized youth, and where every member of the school community is able to thrive.
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Founded in 1855, The Pennsylvania State University is a renowned public research university that educates students from around the world and collaborates with partners to share valuable knowledge that improves the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. For more information, visit www.psu.edu. To learn more about the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, go to prevention.psu.edu.