America’s adolescents today are sadder, more anxious, and lonelier than previous generations. It’s a long-term trend that has reached crisis proportions, according to mental health professionals. Schools have stepped up in response, adding mental health services and classes designed to foster mental well-being. But they’ve been limited by inconsistent funding and a scarcity of mental health professionals. Teachers, meanwhile, are stressed and struggling with low morale. This virtual forum is based on recent reporting on these challenges and how schools have responded.
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Welcome & Introduction
Interactive Session: What We Know about Student and Teacher Well-being.
Industry Perspective: Teaching Skills for Social-Emotional Behavioral Health
Many students are struggling to “do school” and schools are tasked with figuring out how to meet the high levels of need. This session will explore the role of predictability, structure, specificity, and teaching social and emotional skills to address the increasing mental and behavioral health needs in school.