The Ways of Being model describes identity as central to the development of social and emotional skills.

Ways of Feeling


Ways of Feeling includes all the skills, experiences, and capacties a person has to identify and make sense of their emotions

Skills Include:
  • Self-control
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Coping Skills

Ways of Relating


Ways of Relating includes the skills youth need to understand and navigate their interactions and relationships with others.

Skills Include:
  • Social Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Cooperation
  • Communication/Active LIstening
  • Conflict Resolution

Ways of Doing


Ways of doing includes skills to approach tasks and achieve goals.

Skills Include:
  • Grit
  • Perseverance
  • Goal setting
  • Problem Solving
  • Focus
  • Motivation

Ways I Am


Ways I Am includes the attitudes and beliefs youth have about themselves in relation to their feelings, relationships, and goals.

Skills Include:
  • Self-efficacy
  • Agency
  • Hope
  • Sense of self
  • Cultural identity