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Student Trauma Rates Are Higher Than Ever. How Play Therapy Can Help

By Lauren Santucci — July 22, 2022 3:50
Student Trauma Rates Are Higher Than Ever. How Play Therapy Can Help

The Center for Child Counseling provides mental health services for schools across Palm Beach County, Fla. At its Boca Raton child development center, students learn to manage their emotions and build their communication skills through play therapy sessions. At a time when trauma rates are higher than ever, they hope this early intervention will mitigate long-term mental health issues.

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As a video producer, Lauren Santucci produces, films, and edits meaningful, human-interest digital video and works closely with Education Week editors and reporters. Prior to joining Education Week in 2022, she produced videos for Al Jazeera, FRONTLINE PBS, and The Texas Tribune. She has a master’s degree in visual journalism from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
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