Back To School Mental Health Check In
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After spending a lot of time on Zoom and being forced to juggle hybrid learning, many kids are heading back to school with lingering questions and lasting mental health challenges. We’ve heard the struggles of parents, educators and after school providers, but how are our children and teens doing? To talk about it, the 21st was joined by a professor of clinical psychology, the executive director of the Center for Childhood Resilience, and a Rockford school psychologist.
Dr. Cynthia Lubin Langtiw
Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Colleen Concetti
Executive Director of the Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR), and a Clinical Psychologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Dr. Jyoti Kolodziej
Rockford School Psychologist, Regional Director for Region 2 for the Illinois School Psychologists Association
Teachers and counselors are testing new ways to help kids deal with the mental-health crisis created by the pandemic. “If you do not attend to mental health, they are not going to be available for learning.” https://t.co/pW7dFLHaxC— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 31, 2021
Prepared for web by Owen Henderson
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