This workshop will cover a brief history of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in K-12 schools. The application of SEL in the proactive management of youth mental health during the COVID-19 transition back to school will also be discussed. Evidence-based curricula will be reviewed as well as mindfulness strategies that can be implemented. Participants will engage in a live demonstration of these mindfulness practices. Presenter: Dr. Anthony Pantaleno. a former School Psychologist of 38 years from the Elwood School District in East Northport, Long Island.