Addressing Mental Health in School
In Ontario, Canada, several schools in the Hamilton-Wentworth school
district have become hubs for addressing students’ mental health
challenges. Students can see a nurse practitioner, a public health
nurse, a social worker, an addiction counselor, or a trauma counselor.
A variety of mental health programs are also school-based, such as
Chilled, an anxiety treatment program, and Coping Power, which
helps students develop emotional self-control. The district’s manager
of social services noted, “Instead of having the student go to services,
we have the services where the students are.” Schools also offer
preventive programs, such as Positive Action, which promotes good
mental health as it teaches positive social and emotional skills.
Resources That Matter
To Ensure the
In the wake of a report
that evaluated how well
U.S. state standards and
resources address the
civil rights movement—
most states received a
D or an F—the Southern
Poverty Law Center has
issued a new guide, The
March Continues: Five
Essential Practices for
Teaching the Civil Rights
Movement. The guide
helps teachers talk about
race and tell a complex
story that connects to the
Think Before You Click!
Project iGuardian, a new national cybersafety campaign, aims
to combat the growing numbers of children falling prey to
sexual predators online. Spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, in
partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited
Children, iGuardian focuses on raising awareness of the risks
that lurk in cyberspace.
Using superhero-style characters and trading cards developed
for the initiative, representatives deliver presentations
for schools and youth groups across the United States to
provide children and parents with tips for online safety.
The presentations are designed for students in grade school
through their early teens. Companion briefings for parents
discuss resources they can use to protect their children from
cyberpredators and to monitor their kids’ online activity.
Organizations and schools interested in requesting a Project
iGuardian presentation can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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