Social and emotional learning (SEL) is increasingly recognized as having a positive effect on development, behavior, and engagement that impact mental wellbeing and academic success among children and young adults. What are school districts doing to embed SEL instruction into school curricula?

Join us for an engaging webinar presentation where representatives from Johnston Community School District in Iowa and Benjamin Logan Local School District in Ohio share insights on their implementation of Kognito’s mental health and SEL simulation, Friend2Friend. This online program covers the five competencies of SEL and equips youth with the skills to:
  • Recognize signs of distress
  • Reach out to a friend they’re concerned about
  • Help identify a trusted adult for support
Suggested Audiences
  • Superintendents
  • School Principals
  • School Board Members
  • School Counselors and Social Workers
  • Pupil Services
  • Staff Directors of Student Services
  • Prevention and Safe Schools Staff
  • Health Instructors

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Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is a dynamic leader, offering 21 years of expertise in all facets of mental health, substance abuse prevention, positive youth development and programming to support students at risk.

Chris began her work with Johnston Schools over 18 years ago. Starting with a position as drug and violence prevention coordinator, which evolved over time to her current role as district student well being coordinator. Chris leads strategic planning and implementation of the district's student well being initiative including student and staff learning, suicide prevention efforts, mobilizing therapeutic resources, mental health crisis screening, and community engagement.

Chris has been an appointed and Senate confirmed member of the Iowa Governor's Drug Policy Advisory Council since the year 2000. She is actively involved in Council's initiatives including; methamphetamine task force, workforce development group, prescription drug abuse team as well as review and development of the State drug control strategy.

Chris Bair

Chris is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and currently teaches health and basic athletic training at Benjamin Logan High School. She has been with the district for 25 years. In addition, she has been a volunteer EMT in her community since 1994.

Kimberly Weiland