This article underscores the importance of providing adequate mental health supports in schools. The number of counselors and psychologists available to help students in need across the country is disproportionate to the number of students needing help. The article suggests partnerships between K-12 school districts and colleges and universities might provide at least a partial solution.Source:
Autumn Arnett, Education DIVE, August 8, 2018Description:
"A nationwide shortage of school psychologists and counselors disproportionately affects these students as well, as they often attend more crowded, under-resourced schools, though they have the greatest need. All of these factors contribute to what is typically an eight to 10-year gap between the onset of mental illness and treatment for children and youth, and nearly 80% of students who need mental health treatment in this country don’t get it because school staff have much-higher-than-recommended caseloads."Read the full article here!