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Social Awareness

The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts. This includes the capacities to feel compassion for others, understand broader historical and social norms for behavior in different settings, and recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

Such as:

  • Taking others’ perspectives
  • Recognizing strengths in others
  • Demonstrating empathy and compassion
  • Showing concern for the feelings of others
  • Understanding and expressing gratitude 
  • Identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones 
  • Recognizing situational demands and opportunities
  • Understanding the influences of organizations and systems on behavior

 

Additional Resources

parentguidance.org Help Your Child

The Cook Center

Parent Guidance offers caregivers dozens of educational courses related to mental health, developmental milestones, emotion regulation and more. 

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

The Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Behavioral Health support.

Idaho Careline 2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers. IDHW United Way Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588

Idaho Care Line

The Idaho CareLine is a free, statewide community information and referral service.  This database includes programs that offer free or low-cost health and human services. 

Three Teenage Girls

Family Social Emotional Learning Guide

Schools, Families, and Social and Emotional Learning: Ideas and tools for working with parents and families.

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness Idaho

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Improving the quality of life for all those affected by mental illness through support, education, advocacy and research across the state.

student and coach interacting

Families Building Resilience

WhyTry has developed a course on building resiliency in parents, children and families. 

PBS Kids

Idaho PBS

PBS KIDS is offering free access to media content and community based experiences that support learning and growing for young children.

Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute  

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need to thrive.  Available in Spanish

Playworks Play at Home

Play at Home

Play at Home is a guide for caregivers to engage children in physical activities while teaching essential social and emotional skills. 

Two teen girls lauging

Happy Successful Teens

From Teen to Grown Up:  Helping your teen build life skills that bring success in college and their career.