“Love causes learning.” -Amanda Moreno,
PhD, Associate Professor and Director of SEL Initiative

That is the philosophy statement behind the SEL Initiative at Erikson Institute. We conduct professional development with teachers and school staff, direct service with children and parents, and research to help schools become more compassionate and productive places, from top to bottom. We specialize in using whole-child development principles, brain science, and culturally-responsive and trauma-sensitive lenses to infuse SEL and mindfulness strategies as a natural part of the school day rather than an “add-on.”