Welcome to dese.mo.gov. We hope you enjoy the site, and we welcome your feedback.

You are here



DESE COVID-19 SEL Initiative - REACH

As schools begin the 2020-21 school year, they are welcoming back students and staff members who have experienced unprecedented trauma, lost loved ones, experienced economic insecurity and missed crucial socialization opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To address these needs, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has partnered with Alive and Well Communities- (Admin Memo CCR-20-002) to provide additional guidance documents, training sessions and engagement strategies for educators regarding social-emotional learning and development.

Recognizing needs
Educating schools and communities 
Adapting to a "new normal"
Connecting to resources
Helping build SEL capacity

Social Emotional Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming Training Dates and Locations Flyer

  • Training on Implementing the Missouri Model for Trauma-Informed Schools: Coaching on creating and implementing action plans to advance on key indicators
  • Trauma-Informed Leadership Development Program: Training, coaching, and peer support Opportunities for Building and district leaders
  • Social Emotional Crisis Response Task Force: Educator task force plus student and family task force, developing guidance, recommendations, and accountability for this project, and identifying unmet needs and driving responsive supports
  • Trauma-Informed Crisis Plans (coming soon)


Month Training Resources


Educator Well-Being- central to healthy and successful schools, learn about self-care, community-care, and the role of leaders in creating cultures of well-being

Live Trainings: 

  • Wednesday, October 21: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Click HERE.
  •  Thursday, October 22: 1:00-3:00 p.m. Click HERE.
  • Friday, October 23: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 pm. Click HERE.
  •  Monday, October 26: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Click HERE.     


September Navigating the New Normal - Supporting educators and students through grief and loss
August Social-Emotional Reentry Considerations