Student Well-Being Video

Puerto Rico’s Students and Educators Grapple With Trauma

March 13, 2018 5:06

The long-term impacts of Hurricane Maria on the mental health of Puerto Rico’s children and teachers could have big repercussions on the island’s future. The Puerto Rico Department of Education is formally assessing the emotional and psychological state of its roughly 320,000 public school students. Officials worry that if they and their educators don’t get the support they need, the consequences could be severe.


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