Social & Emotional Learning

Social & Emotional Learning Task Force 

VCOE has a SEL Task Force led by Claudia Frandsen, Director, CI.

The purpose of the VCOE SEL Task Force is to advocate for equity in social emotional learning (SEL) and support school districts in implementing evidence-based practices, resources, and training in SEL, which includes Restorative Justice Approaches (RJA), Social Justice (SJ) and Trauma Informed Care (TI); empowering Ventura County educators with the agency to improve school climate, student and family engagement, attendance, academic success, and citizenship, while strengthening our community through student driven, data-informed SEL practices.


2017 Founding Members

Claudia Frandsen, Director Leadership Support Services

Dawn Anderson, Director Comprehensive Health and Prevention Program

Dr. Amy Cranston, Executive Director, SEL4CA

Dr. Marcia Hamilton, District Accountability and Categorical Specialist, Moorpark Unified School District



Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is about helping students develop a range of skills they need for school and life. Social-Emotional skills include the ability to:

  • set and achieve positive goals
  • feel and show empathy for others
  • establish and maintain positive relationships
  • make responsible decisions
  • understand and manage emotions
SEL Foundational Resources