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Maurice Elias To Give SEL Keynote at NJ Healthy Schools, Healthy Students Conference

Author Maurice Elias, psychology professor at Rutgers University and director of the school’s Social-Emotional Learning Lab, will give the key-note address at the New Jersey School Health and Climate Coalition’s first Healthy Schools, Healthy Students conference series, “School Climate and Bullying: Where Are We Now? What Do We Need to Do?” on August 15, 2016 at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Elias’ presentation will explore the key elements necessary for students to thrive socially, academically, emotionally, and physically in school.

Maurice Elias

Maurice Elias

Dr. Elias, a national expert on social emotional learning and social-emotional and character development, worked to establish the field of prevention, school-based preventive intervention, and social competence promotion as a credible, important, and rigorous area of research, practice, and public policy. He is a founding member of the leadership team for the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, or CASEL, which helps make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. His publications for National Professional Resources/Dude Publishing include the laminated reference guides School Climate: Building Safe, Supportive, and Engaging Classrooms and Schools and Schools of Social-Emotional Competence and Character.

Attendees to the conference will include representatives from the healthcare and education sectors, state and local government, professional associations, private foundations, and not-for-profit organizations. For additional information visit To learn more about Dr. Elias and his publication, visit

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