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Respectful Ways to provide California educational community with first-ever, trauma-informed, 3-tier SEL management solution

By August 2, 2021August 20th, 2021No Comments

Respectful Ways

Tickit Health partners to provide student “Digitally Empathetic” assessments to support trauma-informed SEL teaching modules and SEL Professional Development workshops.

August 2, 2021 – Atlanta, Georgia

Respectful Ways, a provider of trauma-informed social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and SEL professional development, is pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract with Ed Tech JPA. Education Technology Joint Powers Authority (Ed Tech JPA) aims to streamline procurement, provide competitive pricing, and secure favorable technology contracts for educational agencies and other eligible entities.

The company has partnered with Tickit Health, a global provider of person-reported data collection solutions based on an emotionally intelligent approach called Digital Empathy, to deliver the solution. The partnership will provide the first complete, digitally empathetic and trauma-informed SEL management solution to the 90 JPA members in California who serve more than 1.2 million students.

Educational systems throughout the state will have access to a three-tiered SEL assessment solution:

  • The first tier involves assessing the mental health of students through surveys developed with Digital
    Empathy from Tickit Health;
  • The results of the assessment then target specific SEL CASEL-aligned modules that directly address
    the behavioral needs of students discovered in assessment;
  • The third tier is where educators and administrators are trained by distinguished subject-matter experts
    through professional development workshops that build on trauma-informed practices, classroom
    management tools, and implicit bias, to name a few.

COVID-19 is considered an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) so now is the time to connect with student populations with trauma-informed language and digitally empathetic approaches.

Digital Empathy supports equity & inclusion, more effective communication, and more insightful data collection. It takes into account the science and psychology of communication and applies principles of compassion, cognition, and emotion, to help students trust and engage with the processes and people who are there to support them.

Respectful Ways SEL programs bring trauma-informed curriculum to the home and classroom to address the needs of PreK-12 and beyond through a combination of online lessons and schoolroom aids and activities.  It is the only curriculum endorsed by the Attachment & Trauma Network, empowering trauma-informed families, schools and communities.

“I’m excited to say that California now has access to a really special SEL assessment tool completely different from other survey tools. Tickit and Respectful Ways helps schools understand the needs of their diverse student population and just as importantly – we’ll guide their educators and administrators with professional support,“ says Pam McNall, Founder and CEO of Respectful Ways. “It’s a perfect fit to build on our trauma-informed SEL modules for students, and then of course help school staff learn SEL practices from our amazing team of experts. This three-tiered integrated solution is truly a win/win/win.”

“JPA chose our unified single-point solution not only because it’s based on the unique concept of Digital Empathy, but because we have continually demonstrated that digitally empathetic assessments out-perform conventional surveys and questionnaires techniques, particularly in diverse and vulnerable populations such as those in schools,” said Dr. Sandy Whitehouse, Pediatrician, CEO and CMO, Tickit Health. “We are pleased to partner with Respectful Ways to provide this end-to-end solution that provides Digitally Empathetic assessments and trauma-informed SEL curriculum to allow all students to feel comfortable sharing their opinions in a safe and non-judgmental environment.”

Learn more about this joint solution here.

About Respectful Ways
The Respectful Ways Social-Emotional Learning and Professional Development training program is a cutting-edge, online curriculum designed to instill CASEL’s five core-competencies and emotional intelligence to fourdifferent grade groups, PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Our trauma-informed SEL programming is available for schools, after-school programs and camps throughout communities, and can be accessed at home by families. Respectful Ways works with a school’s Positive and Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)system so students can gain hands-on learning of PBIS expectations. Our SEL PD workshops include subject-matter experts and authors for educators, administrators, and counselors to gain real-world advice and expertise. For more information on the company, visit, follow us on Twitter @RespectfulWays or LinkedIn

About Tickit Health, Ltd
Tickit Health is a privately-held company founded to enhance the communication between patients, students, schools and providers. The organization’s award-winning flagship solution, known as Tickit Ⓡ captures data directly from–and communicates with–hard to reach populations. Unlike traditional survey and assessment methods, Tickit is based on the science and psychology of Digital Empathy which is proven to improve organizational efficiency, enabling better decision making through increased response rates and quality of data. The company’s more than 50 evidence-based and validated assessments, surveys, and questionnaires are used by over 500 organizations including healthcare, education, and social services. For more information on the company, visit, follow us on Twitter @TickitHealth or LinkedIn

For further information, please contact:
647 980-3617