Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about TRAILS? Whether you’re an educator, mental health provider, or member of the community, you’ll find helpful information below.

For students, families, community members

Common TRAILS Terms

What is social and emotional learning?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process by which students learn to identify and manage their thoughts and feelings, establish and maintain healthy relationships, and navigate problems and decisions. For more information about SEL, visit

What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based mental health practice that focuses on helping people interrupt unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior. By practicing CBT skills, students can learn to cope with common symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to the present moment. By practicing mindfulness, students can learn to better accept, fully experience, and manage the full range of their emotions.

What is an evidence-based practice?

Evidence-based practices are forms of treatment that have been shown to work in the best and most up-to-date scientific research. Evidence-based practices are incorporated into every tier of TRAILS programming.