The 2020 school counselor of the year draws on her previous experience as a counselor for gang members in a prison to reform discipline in her school in an Atlanta suburb. She shares her insights in this Q&A with Education Week.
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Rates of anxiety, depression, and even suicide are going up among adolescents and research shows that students are far more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues at school than at a community-based clinic, if at all.
March 04, 2019
An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."
December 04, 2018
With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.
November 14, 2018
Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.
June 15, 2018
What Educators Need to Know About Suicide: Contagion, Complicated Grief, and Supportive Conversations
When a student is grieving a suicide death or when suicide is in the news, conversations with adults can be crucial, suicide prevention experts say.
May 29, 2018
Santa Fe High School students went back to school for the first time since the deadly May 18 shooting, returning to peer networks and routines that can be key to the healing process.
April 10, 2018
Columbine Shooting Survivors Form Pen Pal Group for Stoneman Douglas Students: 'There Is a Way Forward'
Survivors of the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School have volunteered as pen pals for students at Stoneman Douglas High School to help them process the trauma of a February shooting there.
March 14, 2018
'The Most Traumatizing Experience Imaginable.' Stoneman Douglas Teacher Tells Senators About Students' Pain
After a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students will be processing their trauma for years to come, a teacher told lawmakers.
January 17, 2018
Hawaii's schools are prepared to respond to ballistic missile threats, education officials wrote in a letter to parents after Saturday's false alarm.