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Craving Something Different?


Change is ENGAGING!

Our program provides students with the tools and knowledge they need to manage their emotions, build strong relationships, and make responsible choices as they navigate the challenges of adolescence.

In this program, we introduce students to emotions, how to handle them, and how to cope with certain situations through fun and engaging age-appropriate activities. We also provide an introduction to key mental health concepts to help students build a strong foundation for their emotional well-being.

Student Life

What is SEL?

For Middle School

Our engaging SEL program for intermediate/middle school-aged students provides a safe and supportive environment where students can learn, grow, and develop key social and emotional competencies through interactive and challenging activities. 

Our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) program for intermediate and middle school-aged students is vital for their social and emotional development during the challenging adolescent years. Through our program we will help them navigate the challenges of adolescence with confidence and resilience.

5 Core Competencies of SEL

Benefits of Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an essential part of a student’s education, particularly during the intermediate/middle school years. It provides students with the tools and skills they need to manage their emotions, build strong relationships, and make responsible choices. Our program focuses on developing the five core competencies of SEL, including:

Being aware of yourself and your emotions, understanding your own thoughts and feelings, and how they can influence your behavior.

Understanding your environment and how it can affect you, and the ability to understand the perspectives of others.

Understanding and appreciating the backgrounds and cultures of others, and being able to work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds.

Learning what healthy relationships look like, including family and platonic relationships, and how to cultivate and build positive relationships.

Developing skills to handle peer pressure, staying true to your values, advocating for yourself, understanding your wants and
desires, and making informed decisions.

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Craving For A Brighter Future

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Self Awareness
Social Awareness
Relationship Skills
Responsible Decision Making
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou

Staff Intro

Paisley Small is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where she received her Masters in Social Work, and Grambling State University where she received her Bachelors in Social Work in 2015.

Paisley Small

MSW, Group Facilitator

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Craving Something Different?

Craving For A Change Foundation offers several ways for individuals and organizations to get involved and make a difference in their community. Whether you are looking to donate, volunteer, or apply to our program, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and support our mission.