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Sanger Unified School District

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)


A picture of SEL wheel describing that social and emotional learning is made up of self-awareness, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, social awareness, and self-management


SEL is the process of developing social and emotional skills in the context of safe, caring, well-managed, and engaging learning environments (CASEL, 2006). Sanger Unified has several systems and services in place to support SEL.


Support Services



Special Friends

A play-based 1:1 intervention program for K-3 students. The goal is to build resiliency and foster a child’s connection to school.


Friendship Club

A small group program designed to help K-3 students learn to get along well with others.


Student Assistance Program

SAP is a nationally recognized model for providing support groups at all grade levels. District counselors and school psychologists have been SAP group trained and offer many different types of groups at sites.


Counselors and School Psychologists

Available at each site, they provide small group and individual support services for counseling and behavior management, as well as, referrals to community agencies.


 CARE Team

Offers parent training, counseling, referrals to and collaboration with mental health agencies, and supports for homeless and foster youth.

For information about the CARE team, please call:
559-524-6311 or
559-524-6566