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 History of YouthLignt, Inc. 

Dr. (Bob) Bowman began his career as a school teacher and school counselor. He started writing SEL materials forty years ago and published his first evidence-based book on teaching SEL concepts and skills to children in 1980. Then, as a professor he taught SEL to graduate students in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of South Carolina for more than 20 years. During that time he conducted research, authored numerous articles in professional journals on various strategies and programs for teaching SEL to young people. Bob and Susan then started a consulting company, Developmental Resources, that developed national conferences and trainings which reached more than 250,000 total registrants since its inception. He also conducted professional seminars, conference keynotes and motivational presentations across the USA and in several other countries on topics related to SEL.

Susan Bowman, Ed.S. worked as a licensed professional counselor and school counselor before working full-time for their consulting company. Together they have worked for more than 30 years developing workshops, conferences and resources. In 1995, Bob and Susan formally initiated Youthlight, Inc., a publishing company featuring SEL resources. Youthlight has developed more than 280 original-source books, digital resources and other tools for helping young people learn SEL.

The Complete School Counseling Curriculum


Social-Emotional Books and Mindful Resources for Improving Emotional Wellness in Children

Experienced, Proven Resources Created Just for You 

Positive Behavior Intervention – PBIS

CLASSROOM GUIDANCE

Locate 52 social-emotional lesson plans and correlating mindful videos. ADD your own flair to each themed unit.

GROUP GUIDANCE

Powerful You In the Middle Cookie Game is a fun and easy to use game for children of divorce.

INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE

Check in/check out has never been easier with 52 lessons at your fingertips. Use the Powerful You 5-Step Problem Solving Guide to help kids discover solutions.