Let’s talk student mental health
Children returning to school may be experiencing a range of psychological, emotional, and social adjustment issues or problems.
The degree of functional impact of a child’s coping on this continuum can range from mild internalization and withdrawal or moodiness to the fully disruptive domain including acute anxiety and avoidance associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. These telltale signs could include maladaptive self-soothing, substance use, and disruptive externalizing behaviors including agitation, aggression, and overt defiance.
Children who have experienced acute disruption due to social isolation and loss of contact with supportive teaching staff may be at the greatest risk for developing functionally disruptive mental health problems.
Develop safe learning environments for your students through the application of the Screen, Assess, Intervene, and Monitor assessment flow. We are proud to provide the relevant tools that fit within a model that supports prevention, identification, preparedness, response, and recovery.