After more than two years of helping students cope with the challenges and complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, comes a new hurdle for educators and families: Supporting our young people through the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two.
Describes targeted technical assistance provided by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), in collaboration with the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), to promote cultural and linguistic competence among school district staff serving Hispanic migrant children and their families.
California schools saw “massive reductions” in all forms of school violence and weapons use over an 18-year period from 2001 through 2019. Alongside those declines came increases in students’ senses of “school belongingness” and safety, according to a longitudinal study published recently in the World Journal of Pediatrics.
Examines how school climate can explain why some schools consistently outperform other schools academically by using available data on school performance, school climate, and student demographics in California.
Describes the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Initiative, which provides training to adults who work with youth on how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightfoot is leading efforts to push the Illinois State Board of Education to create a children's adversity index to measure the exposure to trauma being experienced by students, which will help inform local decision-making and enable stakeholders to engage with local and state leaders around resource allocations and programming.
After student violence prompted administrators to close Alton High School for two days, the district is increasing security measures by adding metal detectors and more staff in hallways between classes. Teachers are also looking for ways to help students cope with trauma and resolve conflict by identifying mental health issues and providing resources.