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The fourth annual International SEL Day is March 8, 2024! SEL Day is an opportunity to collectively spread the word about the importance and impact of social emotional learning. Working together, we can raise awareness for SEL, bring on new SEL stakeholders, create artifacts that demonstrate SEL in action, share SEL best practices… and more!


Join us in celebrating International SEL Day on March 8, 2024. Sign up today to showcase, promote, advocate and support SEL in your community.


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Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs

Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs (CHPP) assist schools and districts in supporting academic achievement and healthy behavioral outcomes for students. CHPP focuses upon the establishment of healthy, positive, safe and supportive school environments. CHPP provides professional development, leadership, consultation and technical assistance to Ventura County districts and schools.

General areas of focus for professional development, leadership, consultation and technical assistance include: 

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Prevention Education 
  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention 
  • California Healthy Kids, School Climate and Parent Survey
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Positive School Culture and Climate 
  • Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health and Wellness
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Substance Use Services
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Trauma-informed Practices
  • Wellness Centers
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Mental Health

The department collaborates and partners with Ventura County Behavioral Health, Ventura County Public Health, and other community agencies and other departments within VCOE to plan, develop and implement programs and activities designed to support and enhance student health, well-being and positive school culture and climate.