In 1981, SENG was formed to bring attention to the unique emotional needs of gifted children. It provided adults with guidance, information, resources, and a forum to communicate about raising and educating these children.
Today, SENG has expanded its goals to focus not only on gifted children, but also on gifted adults. While many schools, communities, and organizations focus on the intellectual needs of gifted individuals, SENG brings attention to the unique social and emotional needs of gifted individuals, needs which are often misunderstood or ignored. By underwriting and providing education, research, theory building, and staff development, SENG promotes environments where gifted individuals can develop self-esteem, thrive, and utilize their talents.
SENG is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) entity with a diverse Board of Directors. Thanks to the generosity of a few of its long time supporters, SENG has developed the ability to offer a wide variety of services. With the goal of further expanding its activities and reaching more people, SENG also accepts contributions of all sizes from individuals and organizations. Please join us in our work to increase understanding, knowledge, and services for gifted children and adults.
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Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, 30 Years of SENG
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) has compiled a collection of 30 essays that focus on many topics, from parenting gifted children, to living with the intensity that often accompanies giftedness, to giftedness in diverse communities and special needs populations. Authors include national and international experts on giftedness.
The Joy and the Challenge: Parenting Gifted Children
Published: July 7, 2011.
Articles and resources from SENG's National Parenting Gifted Children Week. Topics include identifying and recognizing giftedness, the challenges of parenting a gifted child, underachievement issues and twice exceptionalism, gifted minorities and gifted boys and girls, misdiagnosis and depression in gifted youth, advocacy, and parenting supports and resources.
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