The state of Missouri has the highest level of school suspensions in the nation, with St. Louis being the highest concentration in the state. In fact, in St. Louis, children score 61% higher in social-emotional delays than the national average. The SEEC Project is a multi-tiered research-based approach that teaches social-emotional skills in which all children benefit from provided preventative strategies for children who are at-risk for social-emotional delays and help determine interventions for children exhibiting challenging behaviors.

This grant funded project is currently open to providers in the 63102, 63103, 63106, 63107, 63115 and 63120 zip codes in St. Louis County. It is comprised of 4 levels designed to follow sequentially. Here are some of the highlights of each level.

Level 1:

  • 4 hour provider training on relationship building and ASQ-SE2 assessments
  • 3-3hr provider home visits to include coaching, modeling, and consulting
  • 3-activity kits to be distributed at three visits. Activities encourage relationship building.
  • Other support includes pre/post relationship checklist, setting/completing SMART goals and completing pre/post ASQ:SE2.

Level 2:

  • 4 hour provider training on environments
  • 3-3hr provider visits to include coaching modeling, and consulting
  • Environmental Ratings Scale (ERS) assessment
  • $150 mini-grant towards material to improve environment
  • Other supports include completing pre/post ASQ:SE2 assessments, setting/completing SMART goals

Level 3:

  • 4 hour provider training on teaching social-emotional
  • 3-3hr provider visits to include coaching modeling, and consulting
  • Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) assessment
  • $150 mini-grant towards material to improve social-emotional learning
  • Other supports include completing pre/post ASQ:SE2 assessments, setting/completing SMART goals

Level 4:

  • 4 hour provider training on individualized intervention training
  • 2 hour provider training on trauma informed/trauma sensitive
  • 3-3hr provider home visits to include coaching, modeling, and consulting
  • Other support includes pre/post trauma checklist, setting/completing SMART goals and completing pre/post ASQ:SE2

The project was developed in 2006 to help address the challenges teachers were and are facing with children’s behaviors in the classroom that are disrupting instructional time. The training provides information that is based in theory and research that specifically looks at the impact of trauma, poverty and toxic stress that impact children’s readiness to learn.

Since the beginning of this project in 2006, 4,678 children have been impacted by the hard work of 749 teachers.

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Application closes May 28, 2019

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