Arizona Hope-Based Learning To Reduce ACEs For Students, Curriculum Updated

The recently expanded emotional intelligence curriculum offers Arizona educators an opportunity to support their students experiencing stressful adverse childhood experiences with a structured program. “My Best Me” is a research-based curriculum that enhances students’ cognitive abilities and builds their resilience by teaching them integrated psycho-social skills.

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Following the latest announcement, Hope Rising offers students and educators the first hope-certified emotional intelligence program in the world. “My Best Me” uses hope as the foundation for helping students better understand their personal identities and foster confidence, positive thinking, and action-oriented goal setting.

Hope Rising created its curriculum taking into account recent statistics revealing that about 55% of American children have sustained at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE). An ACE can be any event that seriously jeopardizes a child’s sense of safety, binding, or stability, including abuse, neglect, and violence in the home. When not properly addressed, ACEs can result in academic underperformance, as well as chronic health issues, mental illness, and substance abuse later in life.

“My Best Me” teaches students how to effectively manage stress, so that they are better equipped to overcome the negative effects of ACEs. The curriculum also fosters verbal and nonverbal communication skills and stimulates children to exercise their creativity, all of which improve their ability to express concerns or fears about their home situation. Goal setting is another major focus of Hope Rising’s EI program, which encourages students to think positively and have hope for their future.

All of these skills, along with the rest of those taught in the “My Best Me” curriculum, have been identified by the CDC as effective prevention for the negative and long-term effects of ACEs.

About Hope Rising

As a 2022 Guidestar Goldseal of Transparency recipient, Hope Rising is committed to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and equity through all of its practices. The company strives to improve learning environments by delivering its award-winning emotional intelligence curriculum to Pre-K-12 classrooms around the globe. Hope Rising uses scientific studies and research to support its curriculum and its original educational blog series which is available on its website.

“During social-emotional learning education, students properly develop healthy attitudes, learn to manage emotions, create strategies to achieve goals, and cultivate positive relationships,” says one spokesperson for the company. “Infusing skills to learn to hope in our Emotional Intelligence curriculum encourages students to work toward a better tomorrow.”

Interested parties can learn more and contact Hope Rising by visiting

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