The Virginia Health Education Standards of Learning (SOLs) were updated and adopted in 2020. Refer to the 2020 Virginia Standards of Learning for Mental Wellness/Social and Emotional Skills document for a list of related standards by grade level/strand.
Additional Health Smart Virginia lessons related to Mental Wellness/Social Emotional Skills can be found using the Resources by Topic search on the Health Smart Virginia homepage or on each grade level page of Health Smart Virginia.
According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. CASEL endorses the five core competencies of self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision making, social awareness, and relationship skills as contributors to both academic and social success. For additional information, visit the CASEL website. Additionally, CASEL has outlined Teaching Activities to Support Core SEL Competencies.