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My Name is Marie Michels, the students call me Ms. Marie. I serve as counselor in Dixon (pre-k-8) and Charlo (K-12)schools. Located at the foot of the Mission Mountains on the Flathead Reservation. My education includes a MSW, LCSW and Masters in School Counseling. This is my 11th year working on the reservation in counseling.

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Simple overview 
1. A bit about how the current program began.
2. SEL or social and emotional learning and the classroom
3. Prevention and SEL-curriculum
4 Partnering with teachers for prevention
5. Individual counseling for prevention Questions

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Social and Emotional Learning and Curriculum (SEL)
What is SEL in Education? Social emotional learning (SEL) is a methodology that helps students of all ages to
better comprehend their emotions, to feel those emotions fully, and demonstrate empathy for others.
Why is this important and how does it relate to prevention and a prevention program.

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Social and Emotional Learning and Curriculum (SEL)
K-4th grade
-Zones of Regulation; Kelso‚Äôs choices; Strong Kids; Second Step. Mindfulness, coping and calm down skills. Goals are to teach the connection between strong emotions and individual calming sequence. Mind body connection. 

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What ages do students begin using substances, and why? Do you see how SEL is a prevention tool?
5-8th grades
-Second Step; introduction of Coping Cards. Begin talking about substance abuse and how it can be related to coping. Second Step, (2012-2022, Committee for Children). Coping Cards, (Seattle Children's Hospital, 2014).

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SEL Continued.
8th-12th grades
Coping cards, individual and group counseling. Education on special topics. Develop safety plans and people. Teachers are a huge support in upper grades. With students who have a history of drug, and alcohol abuse in their family, I spend concentrated time doing family trees and discussing how patterns are repeated. Why do students repeat negative family patterns? How can SEL help?

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Kuypers, L. (2018). The Zones of Regulation: A Curriculum Designed to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control. San Jose, CA: Think Social Publishing.

Conflict Management Curriculum: Kelso Choices. htpps://kelsochoice,com. (2016).

Second step : skills for social and academic success, Grade 2. (2020). Seattle, WA
:Committee for Children.

Coping Cards,
Whitcomb, Damico (2018). Strong Start: A Social and Emotional Learning
Curriculum. K-12.

Marie Michels;