Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Trauma Response Grant

This grant allows districts, in partnership with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Coaches, to identify, develop, and implement a comprehensive plan to address the safety and well-being needs of students and staff. 


Who We Are

ROE #21 serves as the Hub for Area VI and is located on site at the Regional Office of Education #21 in Marion, IL. Each of the five ROEs in Area VI house an ROE SEL Culture & Climate Coach. As a statewide team, the ROE SEL Coaches participate in ISBE sponsored training, professional development, and collaborate with the statewide Resilience Education to Advance Community Healing (REACH) initiative to train educators, school mental health professionals, and community members to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma and to address students’ social-emotional and mental health needs.

REACH Communities of Practice

Join us for an in-person REACH Community of Practice (CoP) series at NO COSTThis CoP is open to anyone within the school setting. Participants will explore, practice, and enhance their knowledge of Trauma Informed Practices. 

To learn more about other virtual state-wide REACH CoP offerings, click here: REACH CoP 23-24 Brochure 

This CoP series will be offered in-person in two different locations, ROE #21 and ROE#12. On the registration, you will be asked to select the location of your choice. Register HERE!

  • Date(s): October 4, 2023 | November 1, 2023 | January 11, 2024 | February 29, 2024



Statewide SEL Support through 6 ROE HUBS


This Cohort will offer training in social emotional learning, trauma responsive practices, and support for all schools involved. Any designated staff member may be selected as an SEL Leader for your district/school and will receive a stipend! SEL Leaders will meet in person for 6 full day sessions at their respective ROE to network with other Cohort members.

Register HERE

Our Impact

As our schools continue to struggle with attendance, discipline, and teacher burnout, our ROE SEL Culture and Climate Coaches are here to help! We offer assistance to educators, staff, and district leaders by providing the support and resources needed to be successful during this difficult time. This work has allowed each ROE to build capacity within districts in each region by building a cohort of school/district leaders. The SEL School/District Leaders serve as liaisons to help support specific school/district needs. This opportunity has been extended at NO COST to ALL schools and districts in Area VI. District Leaders and the ROE SEL Coaches work in partnership with local districts to:

  • Assess the school/district current Social Emotional Learning needs

  • Create a School REACH team to identify strengths and areas for improvement

  • Create a school/district action plan

  • Implement the action plan, which includes goals, resources, strategies, and targeted professional development

  • Partner with REACH (Resilience Education to Advance Community Healing)