SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)

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Basic Information

Address: SENG P.O. Box 488 Poughquag, NY 12570
Phone Number: 845-797-5054

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SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)
SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)
SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)

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Additional Information

Executive Director: Liz Campbell
President: Molly A. Isaacs-McLeod, JD, LLM
Service Description: SENG provides services and information to meet the social and emotional needs of gifted individuals, and the families, educators and health professionals that support them.
Mission Statement:

SENG seeks to inform gifted individuals, their families, and the professionals who work with them about the unique social and emotional needs of gifted persons. We support programs that foster in gifted individuals the mental health and social competence necessary for them to be free to choose ways to develop and express their abilities and talents fully.

With support, gifted individuals can develop abilities that enhance their own lives and the lives of others. Without understanding and support, they may be inhibited in the development of their gifts and talents, which can result in significant negative personal and societal consequences. The mission of SENG is to empower caring families and communities to influence more positively and effectively the development of giftedness in those individuals entrusted to their care.

Membership Fee: Free
Eligibility Requirements: Open to all
Area Served: Worldwide
Hours of Operation/Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM Eastern Time
Services Offered:
Webinars, free e-newsletter, SENG Model Parenting Groups, APA-Approved Continuing Education Programs, SENG Honor Roll (to honor exceptional educators), Annual Conference
Fundraisers: Donations at all levels are gratefully acknowledged:
Support Groups: In 1981, SENG established guidelines for SENG Model Parent Support Groups (SMPGs). SMPGs are structured to bring together 10 to 20 interested parents of gifted and talented children to discuss such topics as motivation, discipline, stress management, and peer relationships. The co-facilitators of the group, though they are knowledgeable about parenting and about educating gifted/talented children, do not attempt to give expert advice to particular families. Instead their facilitation provides a non-judgmental and nurturing atmosphere. The parents of the high ability children are themselves a rich resource of information, and they are able to get fresh ideas from each other, and from A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, the book around which the sessions are organized. The groups meet weekly for approximately 8-10 weeks. Would you like to help other parents understand and develop skills for nurturing the development of their gifted children? You too can become an SMPG Facilitator by taking a regional SMPG Facilitator Training Course. Please check our website for information on local SMPGs and regional trainings at: