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CSEE Extends Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences to the Virginia Tech Community.

A Statement by CSEE President and co-founder Jonathan Cohen, PhD

The Center for Social and Emotional Education (CSEE) offers its heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to the victims and their family, as well as to the entire Virginia Tech and Blacksburg community.

“This tragic event underscores the importance of CSEE’s mission, and renews our commitment to provide effective tools for positive social and emotional development and school climate improvement in our nation’s schools. In fact, there is an extraordinary body of research that can help parents and teachers to promote specific skills and dispositions that help youngsters and young adults to solve problems in nonviolent ways. It is our sincerest hope that these efforts will be part of a shared national initiative to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.”

CSEE is dedicated to helping schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction to enhance student performance, reduce violence, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults.

For more information on CSEE’s, violence prevention support services, please visit: http://www.csee.net/programsservices/workshops.html

or contact:
Dena Wallerson, Ph.D. Education Director
Center for Social and Emotional Education
1841 Broadway, Suite 713
New York, NY 10023
email: dwallerson@csee.net
Phone: 212-707-8799 ext. 33