The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning

Studies show that an effective social skills curriculum leads to lower aggression, better verbal skills and higher motivation levels. Because of this, Captain McFinn and Friends has conducted a two year, fact based research study on the effectiveness of the Explore Kindness in-school curriculum.

The results are in and Explore Kindness has gotten an A+ from Penn State Behrend PARC (Prevention of Aggression Resource Center).

The Prevention of Aggression Resource Center (PARC) at Penn State Behrend is focused on promoting positive developmental outcomes by providing cutting-edge research, education, training, and resources to educators, social service providers, students, and parents in the area of bullying prevention and prosocial behavior development. Research-based multilevel mentoring is the primary delivery system used to positively affect school climate by enhancing students' protective resources and reducing students' at-risk factors. PARC also conducts research and program evaluations of aggression reduction and prevention initiatives.