This article reports on a new study from Florida International University that found that services provided by teachers and school staff can "significantly reduce mental health problems in elementary-age students....The researchers found that mental health interventions that were integrated into the regular curriculum were the most effective."Source:
Marva Hinton, Education Week, April 24, 2018
Description: "The researchers wanted to know the effectiveness of these programs at treating typical mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and attention problems. They examined 43 studies that evaluated nearly 50,000 students who had received school-based mental health services. These services were delivered either by taking students out of class for individualized treatment, having teachers deliver special lessons from a social and emotional learning curriculum with a mental health focus, or by having teachers blend mental health services into their regular lessons. For example, a teacher may reward students for appropriate behavior during instructional time."Read the full article here!