CYFS Social, Emotional and Behavioral Learning (SEBL) Support

Within NeMTSS, the social, emotional and behavioral learning (SEBL) specialists at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) provide evidence-based professional development and implementation support to build educators’ capacity to practice, teach and model SEBL competencies among adults and students to improve school climate, culture and learning.

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Why is SEBL Essential?

To promote students’ social, emotional and behavioral competence, it is important for schools to have supportive staff environments that foster competence and capacity among the adults on campus. Students experience academic, social, emotional and behavioral success when schools use data to build inclusive and equitable core social, emotional and behavioral practices; develop prevention activities; and implement high-quality interventions to meet students’ needs. When implemented systematically, SEBL integration becomes sustainable within the everyday environment and produces benefits across all settings.

  • Improved academic outcomes and classroom behavior
  • Stronger sense of self
  • Increased ability to manage mental health
  • Positive outcomes throughout the lifespan
  • Increased overall mental well-being
  • Greater job satisfaction
  • Improved classroom management
  • Stronger feelings of connectedness
  • Higher academic marks and graduation rates
  • Focused data-based decision-making and problem-solving
  • Positive climate and culture
  • Financial return on investment
  • Increased job preparedness and leadership skills
  • Improved financial autonomy and sustainability
  • Integration of SEBL competencies
  • Greater educational equity

Implementation and Support

SEBL Implementation Support Specialists

The NeMTSS Implementation Support team works statewide across five regions. If you have questions, please contact your SEBL Specialist.

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Mackenzie Riedel

Regions 1

ESUs 4, 5, 6 and LPS

Emily Arkfeld

Region 2

ESUs 2, 3 and OPS

Jill Guenther

Regions 3

ESUs 1, 7, 8

Chandra Essex

Region 4

ESUs 9, 10, 11 & 17

Sara Gentry

Region 5

ESUs 13, 15, 16