Emotional Intelligence: The Foundation for Raising Happy and Successful Children - New Canaan & Darien Moms


Nationally Acclaimed Speaker, Marc Brackett, Ph.D.,

Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

New Canaan High School Auditorium

Sponsored by East, South, West, Saxe PTCs and New Canaan High School PFA

Emotions Matter. They inform our thinking and decisions, the quality of our relationships, our physical and mental health, and everyday performance. Emotional intelligence includes the ability to recognize, label, and regulate emotions.  These skills are especially important for developing healthy child-parent relationships, problem-solving skills, empathy, and academic performance.  Please join us to hear Dr. Marc Brackett, a nationally acclaimed speaker, discuss his research and work in the area of Emotional Intelligence.  Family members will learn: the science of emotions, the skills of emotional intelligence, and both practical strategies and tools to develop their emotional intelligence.

Marc Brackett, Ph.D. is Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He also is a Senior Research scientist in Psychology and Faculty Fellow in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. Dr. Brackett is the author and co-author of 100 scholarly publications, as well as the co-developer of RULER- an evidence based approach to social emotional learning.  For the last four years, Dr. Brackett has collaborated with Facebook to help manage online bullying, provide resources for families, and to help schools build more positive learning environments. Dr. Brackett’s research focuses on the role of (1) emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality and mental health (2) the measurement of emotional intelligence, and (3) experiments to demonstrate how emotional intelligence training enhances student and educator effectiveness, decreases bullying, and improves school climate.

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