The death of a 13-year-old student who apparently overdosed on fentanyl at his Connecticut school has drawn renewed pleas for schools to stock the opioid antidote naloxone, as well as for training of both staffers and children on how to recognize and respond to overdoses.
While preparing for Year 2 of Pennsauken Public School District’s Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant, grant co-director and school psychologist Alexandra Pensiero realized that having “an in-person presence” would be important to students in a virtual environment. Ms.
Since we last went to Coal Country Community Health in Beulah, they’ve added another counselor. And together, a social worker and the new counselor are able to visit K-12 schools, not only in Beulah, but in Kildeer and Hazen too, every week.
Students in rural Dickinson, ND, will soon be able to use telehealth to meet with a psychiatrist hundreds of miles away. The virtual care platform augments the district's available counseling resources.