Wachusett Regional School District
Wachusett Mountain

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Social and Emotional Health - STRAND 2

Mental Health
Family Life
Interpersonal Relationships

Social and emotional health include those aspects of health that are particularly unique to human beings, namely, being aware of ourselves, both as individuals and as members of social groups.  The knowledge and skills presented in this strand address and support our ability to interact with others in positive and socially acceptable ways.

Content Standards K-5

Mental Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades K-5, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Goal setting for behavior change.
  • How to identify feelings and deal with them positively to resolve conflicts peacefully.

Family Life Standard

As a result of activities in grades K-5, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Factors that contribute to making a family unit.
  • What is needed to provide a safe, healthy atmosphere in which to raise a child.

Interpersonal Relationships Standard

As a result of activities in grades K-5, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Friendship.
  • Social Health.
Content Standards 6-8

Mental Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades 6-8, all students should develop an understanding of:

 Personal beliefs and values and how to apply them to goal setting.
 
 Acting interpersonally for learning and emotional support.
 

Family Life Standard

As a result of activities in grades 6-8, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Functions, purposes, and responsibilities of family members.
  • Changes in relationships with peers and family during adolescence.

Interpersonal Relationships Standard

As a result of activities in grades 6-8, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • How character traits influence relationships and society.
  • Skills needed for interpersonal communication.

Content Standards 9-12

Mental Health Standard

As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Healthy ways to express and cope with emotions.
  • Personal risk assessment, identification of risk and protective factors and relate that information to achievement of goals.

Family Life Standard

As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Traits of a healthy family.
  • Function and social significance of families through various historical periods.

Interpersonal Relationships Standard

As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • Impact of positive and negative communication on long-term relationships.
  • The impact and influence of a larger group on the individual.
  • Aspects that contribute to positive relationships in society and on the personal level.