This article focuses on a policy paper that the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust created calling for a national strategy to improve childhood resilience and school responses to crises involving suicide, drugs and alcohol. The policy paper details four main areas of concern that need to be addressed on the school level: the need to partner with community-based organizations; the need to improve school climate; the need for proactive screening for mental health risk factors and substance abuse; and increased staffing of mental health workers and training of teachers. Source:
Amelia Harper, Education DIVE, August 13, 2018Description:
"More schools and districts are seeing the need to deal with these issues as a part of a holistic approach to education. In some schools, this means helping students build resilience and learn proper responses to situations through social-emotional learning programs or class discussions of suicide. Some states are going even farther by incorporating mental health education in the curriculum or looking at options to drug test students and staff."Read the full article here!