Social Emotional Development

What is Social-Emotional Development?

Social-emotional development includes the student's experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. To learn more about social-emotional development please click on the following link:

California Department of Education - Social-Emotional Development Domain

What is DPS Doing to Promote Social-Emotional Learning?

The School Counseling Department at Double Peak School utilizes the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) classroom curriculum of Second Step to support students' healthy social-emotional development. Second Step has four main units: skills for learning, empathy, emotional regulation, and problem solving. To learn more about Second Step please click on the following link:

Second Step

Resource to Promote Social-Emotional Learning at Home

The following links contain different resources that families can utilize to support their students' social-emotional development at home: 

Social-Emotional and Wellness Activities - English

Actividades para el Desarrollo Socio-Emocional y de Bienestar - Spanish

How to Support Your Student's Mental Health - English

Como Apoyar la Salud Mental de su Estudiante - Spanish

San Marcos Unified School District has partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of students, staff, and their family members. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential care coordination service that can help you quickly find mental health or substance use treatment options matched to your needs regardless of circumstance.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365 in any language.
  • Visit and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.


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