Recommendation 4

Recommendation 4: Improve school culture by expanding social and emotional learning programs in schools at all levels statewide.

Lead Agency: Governor’s Office, Social & Emotional Learning Program

Updated – September 2021:

  • Video training is available online through the NH Fire Academy for school staff, first responders and families. Access online training!
  • WMUR created a one minute PSA about the Choose Love Movement with NH school staff testimony.
  • February 2019 was declared Choose Love Month in NH.
  • Choose Love Day was August 15, 2019.
  • Relationships have been made with:
    • DHHS/DCYF-DHHS mid level managers; DCYF Leadership; the Youth Advisory Board; Youth Voices Summit; Foster Care Conference; Children’s Behavioral Health
    • Residential setting directors and staff: Becket, Spaulding Youth Center, Crotched Mountain
    • Sununu Youth Services Center (SYSC)
    • The Granite United Way Youth Enrichment Partnership (made up of 15 youth-serving organizations in Manchester)
    • Greater Nashua Public Health
    • Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
    • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    • New Hampshire School Administrator’s Association (NHSAA)
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    • Former Chief Justice Broderick
    • Center for New Americans- Manchester
    • Injury Prevention Center- CHaD
    • NH EMS for Children
  • Statistics from the NH Choose Love Program:
    • 544 NH Schools that have users that accessed any Choose Love Program
    • 450 Legacy NH Schools (from older website) that had users download Choose Love programs
    • 379 NH Schools w/ users that accessed Choose Love Programs on the new site (some schools are also on the legacy list)
    • 94 New Schools were added since the launch of the new site – during COVID
    • NH is #1 state in the country with the most registered users, being at 4,097
    • NH has the nation’s first College Level Choose Love Ambassadors