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Laws recently passed in multiple states expanding the definition of excused absences to include mental health days move issues such as teenage depression, anxiety and suicide out of the shadows, and raise awareness.
Around 40 recovery high schools exist across the country, despite research showing that the programs help students stay clean and earn diplomas.
Most high school students feel safe in school, though white males feel safer than do female and minority students, says a new ACT report that also calls for increased mental health services.
Districts of Distinction update: West Plains Schools’ Building Bridges of Opportunity program grows exponentially with community involvement
Many district leaders have over the last few years implemented mental health screening for all students. Many administrators have also begun to train teachers and staff in mental health first aid techniques that enable educators to spot early warning signs of a student in distress and provide immediate assistance.
Young people from low-income families face yet another developmental gap. Researchers have found that, as with technology, wealthier students have greater access to organized youth sports than do less affluent children.
Elevated levels of lead continue to be found in schools across the U.S., requiring district administrators to take action to provide clean drinking water for students.
Here’s a good news/bad news story. According to both the California Student Tobacco Survey and the California Healthy Kids Survey, cigarette smoking has reached a historic low among Los Angeles […]
Research by has found that more than a third of water polo players say they’ve suffered a concussion. Goalies are most likely to get hit, with half reporting head trauma.
School administrators now allow student-athletes with concussions to take days, weeks or even months to recuperate. In addition, athletic associations have implemented rule changes to lower the likelihood of head trauma.
Mild traumatic brain injury may cause long-term neurological damage and cognitive impairment, especially if an athlete has more than one.
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