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US Dept of Education resource on student mental health



The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children's Hospital Association have declared a national state of emergency in children's mental health. They call for strategic action to increase access to quality care to prevent and treat mental health issues for children and families. Read the declaration here > https://www.aap.org/en/advocacy/child-and-adolescent-healthy-mental-development/aap-aacap-cha-declaration-of-a-national-emergency-in-child-and-adolescent-mental-health/

To help address student mental health, the U.S. Department of Education released Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs. The resource describes challenges to supporting student mental health in early childhood, K-12 schools, and higher education settings and offers corresponding recommendations, along with many real-world examples of how the recommendations are being put into action by schools, communities, and states across the country.

Access the resources in full here > https://www2.ed.gov/documents/students/supporting-child-student-social-emotional-behavioral-mental-health.pdf

Review the Executive Summary here > https://www2.ed.gov/documents/students/summary-supporting-child-student-social-emotional-behavioral-mental-health.pdf

A White House Statement Release supports this resource and speaks to the steps the Biden Administration are taking to improve access to care here > https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/10/19/fact-sheet-improving-access-and-care-for-youth-mental-health-and-substance-use-conditions/

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