A Blueprint for Promoting Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: The Salmon Program

  • Thomas P. Gullotta
  • Martin Bloom
  • Christianne F. Gullotta
  • Jennifer C. Messina
Part of the Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives book series (IICL, volume 10)

The chapters in this volume lead in a literal and figurative sense to this paper and the Salmon program for promoting social and emotional growth and academic learning in school-aged children. The Salmon program is an extension of earlier work undertaken by two of the authors of this chapter and colleagues to promote the social competency of preschool children (Chesebrough, King, Gullotta, & Bloom, 2004). This school-aged effort is an important extension of this previous effort to strengthen positive behavior. It is important because skills atrophy over time unless frequently practiced in a variety of settings. Thus, to maintain skills learned at home and at school requires practice. To learn new skills, exposure and practice is required. And to develop expertise in old and new skills, positive constructive feedback is required.

These seemingly commonsense truisms have escaped many in human services who expect positive lasting results from a relatively short exposure to a health...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas P. Gullotta
    • 1
  • Martin Bloom
  • Christianne F. Gullotta
  • Jennifer C. Messina
  1. 1.Child & Family AgencyNew LondonUSA

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