The research and practice regarding social-emotional learning has increasingly taken center stage in academic settings across the USA and the world. As with many curriculum and programming best practices, communities of color, marginalized, invisible, voiceless communities,under-resourced schools and communities are often excluded in the research designs and curriculum development and implementation.Therefore, these communities and the lived experiences of their students, educators, administrators, families and other school stakeholders are excluded from curriculum design, implementation and instruction.
Why GCSCORED Exists
“As air is to life, so are social-emotional competencies to relationships, they are like the air we breathe” Dr. Yvonne Murray-Larrier, 2017.
Every moment of every day, we are engaging in relationships with ourselves and with others. Just as we need air to breathe so we can live, similarly we need social-emotional skills so we can establish and maintain relationships.
The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, Mental Health of America, and Mental Health Innovation Networks, along with many other organizations, have sounded the alarm on the global mental health crisis that impacts all of us.
GCSCORED has heard the alarm and its response is to:
- increase access to, educate, equip and empower individuals
- locally and globally in diverse settings
- to become conscious problem solvers and empowered life coaches
- as they acquire healthy social-emotional MARKERS™ (Mindsets, Activities, Relationships, Knowledge, Emotions, Resources and Skills/Strategies)
Unfortunately, too many people across the globe do not have access to treatment and therefore do not receive any. We’re in a global mental health crisis. The resources required to address these conditions are inadequate, unequally distributed, inefficiently used and static.
These issues are the ones that drive the work of GCSCORED.
GCSCORED, Inc.’s Response
GCSCORED has developed the following:
- The Cultivating SEEDS System Framework (CSS®).
- The RUMERTIME Process®, a scalable, culturally responsive problem-solving prevention and intervention strategy.
- The Journal of Global Engagement and Transformation® (JGET), a transdisciplinary practitioner-scholar open access online journal.
- The RUMERTIME Family Summer Camp®.
- The Access RUMERTIME Conversations® Podcast.
- The Access RUMERTIME Conversations® Facebook Community.
7. Access RUMERTIME Community Conversations®.
8. Access RUMERTIME Conversations® “Down to the Roots” Blog.
9. RUMERTIME Immersion Experiences® (Workshops, etc.).
10. Social-Emotional First Aid® (SEFA®)Training
11. The Institute for Social Emotional Education® (ISEE)
12. Listening Oasis Wellness Space® (LOWS) 1833-427-5697
13. The CSS® Shop (Books, Curricula, Games, Activities).
Individuals can rumerize 24/7/365 for all types of life events. However, in the initial stages of incorporating this process into one’s gardening tool bag, people tend to rumerize more when a triggering event occurs in their life and activates negative thinking, acting and feeling patterns. They interrupt this pattern of negativity as they: Recognize, Understand, Manage, Express and Reflect on their Thoughts, Interactions, Mindsets and Emotions while they relate to the triggering event.