Promoting social-emotional learning in adolescent Latino ELLs: a study of the culturally adapted Strong Teens program. Academic Article uri icon


  • The current study evaluated the effects of the culturally adapted Jvenes Fuertes (Strong Teens) Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program on the social-emotional outcomes of Latino English language learners (ELLs). A quasi-experimental design with random assignment by classrooms was used to assess the intervention's effects on students' knowledge of SEL and resiliency. A sample of 102 Spanish-dominant Latino ELLs enrolled in middle or high school participated in this study. The results indicated significant intervention effects on SEL knowledge and social-emotional resiliency. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for preventive, culturally responsive SEL programs in school settings.

published proceedings

  • Sch Psychol Q

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Castro-Olivo, S. M.

citation count

  • 57

complete list of authors

  • Castro-Olivo, Sara M

publication date

  • January 2014