Networks - Social & Emotional Development

Mission

The Social & Emotional Development Network (formerly Counseling & Guidance) recognizes the critical need for attention to the affective needs of the gifted individual. This Network is dedicated to addressing the social and emotional growth of the gifted and talented.  In addition, emphasis is placed on planning and implementing a variety of systems and services for meeting these needs.

Leadership

Micah Bruce-Davis, Chair

James Bishop, Chair-elect

Network Name Change

The leadership of the network proposed changing the name of the network from “Counseling and Guidance Network” to “Social and Emotional Development Network”. The name change was approved by the NAGC Board of Directors and, in June/July 2017, the network's membership. It is felt that the name “Counseling and Guidance Network” is an exclusive name that specifically refers to the academic degree and subsequent work of counselors. This exclusivity in terminology prevents teachers, administrators, and parents from feeling welcome to participate in the work that is the mission of this network:

Recognizing the critical need for attention to the affective needs of the gifted individual, the network is dedicated to addressing the social and emotional growth of the gifted and talented.  In addition, emphasis is placed on planning and implementing a variety of systems and services for meeting these needs.

Recent Newsletter  Fall 2016