Student Mental Health – Ways to Improvement

We often interact with victims of school violence.  Our involvement is along the entire engagement spectrum.  Post Incident Analysis suggests some of these acts may have been preventable.

School Psychologist Tom Brant co-wrote this article with Stephen E. Brock suggesting four improvements:

1. Offer a continuum of school and community mental-health supports.
2. Broaden access to school mental-health supports beyond special education.
3. Improve school-community collaboration to provide integrated and coordinated mental-health care.
4. Empower families to manage the myriad decisions and resources they need to meet their child’s mental-health needs.

“When it comes to ensuring student success, mental health matters, and educators should be leaders, not bystanders, in this effort.”

What do you think?

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