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GPA Presents Social & Emotional Learning Series for Parents, Caregivers

Sept. 18, 2020 – 2020 has been a year like no other. More than ever before, families are dealing with social and emotional challenges as children and adults adapt to lifestyle changes and added stress.  

To help families cope, Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) is partnering with Guilford County Schools’ Social and Emotional Learning department to offer a new virtual series on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), the process through which adults and children develop the social and emotional skills necessary to thrive throughout life. 

The series kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 with SEL 101 for Parents, which will introduce the definition and competencies of SEL. Participants will leave with practical strategies to use at home with their children and families. 

“Currently, we are living in challenging times,” said Kimberly Funderburk, director of GPA. “This series will help all of us build resilience and discover ways to develop SEL skills at home.” 

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) 101 for Parents 
Monday, September 28 at 11:30 am and 6:00 pm 

Bully Prevention Strategies for Parents Through a Social Emotional Learning Lens 
Monday, October 5 at 11:30 am and 6:00 pm 

Self-Awareness/Relationships-Being an Emotional Coach 
Monday, October 12 at 11:30 am and 6:00 pm 

Self-Management - Raising Emotional Resilient Kids 
Monday, October 19 at 11:30 am and 6:00 pm 

Anti-Bullying and Internet/Cyberspace Safety 
Wednesday, October 21 at 11:30 am and 6:00 pm 

Social Awareness - Effectively working with Others- Part 1 
Monday, October 26 at 11:30 am and 6:00 pm 

Relationships - Effectively Working with Others – Part 2 
Monday, November 2 at 11:30 am and 6:00 pm 

For a description of each session and to register, click here. After registering, a link for the virtual sessions and instructions for logging on will be emailed to participants. To learn more about this series and other GPA offerings, visit, email or call 336.279.4924.