Social Emotional Competencies
Social emotional competence is a person’s ability to Recognize, Understand, Manage, Express and Reflect upon the social and emotional aspects of their life in ways that enable them to successfully relate to themselves, and others. Being socially emotionally competent helps people to effectively navigate through life and its challenges, found in living, learning, working and loving.
These are the five core social emotional competencies:
The social determinants of mental health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age. These include the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life such as economic policies, development agendas, social norms, social policies and political systems.
Positive social determinants are necessary for developing the social emotional competencies. Many common mental health disorders have risk factors that are strongly associated with various social inequalities.
Levels of Engagement
The level of engagement refers to the “who” of the CSS® framework – the client. The individual, the family, the school, diverse work settings or the community – all of these can be the client. The person delivering the intervention engages with the client and operationalizes the CSS® goals, all at the appropriate level.
The RUMERTIME® Process is a five-step social-emotional, problem-solving process that helps individuals move from a position of intra- and interpersonal imbalance to balance.
Through the RUMERTIME® Process, individuals develop the social emotional competence to manage the social and emotional aspects of their lives so that they can successfully relate to self, others and situations as they grow and develop.
RUMERTIME® is an acronym, and individuals RUMERize when a triggering event occurs in their life and activates negative thinking, behaving, and feeling patterns.
Individuals interrupt this pattern of negativity as they:
Recognize, Understand, Manage, Express, and Reflect
Thoughts, Interactions, Mindsets, and Emotions
as they relate to the event.