On June 11, 2019, the Ohio State School Board voted to formally adopt kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) social-emotional learning (SEL) standards for students. The standards seek to develop the “whole child” by helping students build self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and relationship and responsible decision-making skills. The skills associated with SEL provide the foundation for effective communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, resiliency, perseverance and teamwork. Through these standards, Ohio schools will also become trauma-informed to create policies and practices that are sensitive to the needs of traumatized students and work to create learning environments . . .