Mental Health in Schools

Fewer high school students are vaping and drinking alcohol, but marijuana use has held steady.

Some school leaders are hoping the money can subsidize vape sensors to install in schools and additional substance abuse counselors.

The program will prioritize collaborations between school districts and community organizations.

El programa capacitará a jóvenes de entre 18 y 24 años para actuar “como navegadores que sirven a estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria en escuelas y en organizaciones comunitarias.”

Roughly 80% of teenagers using the program identify as Black, Latino, Asian-American or Native American, and almost 70% identified as female, according to the city data.

This week’s episode of P.S. Weekly looks at teen mental health, following one family’s journey with therapy and looking at NYC’s new effort to expand free therapy to teens.

The program will train young adults ages 18 to 24 to act “as navigators serving middle and high school students,” according to state officials.

Students presented their ideas for dealing with the teen mental health crisis, bias toward immigrants, and rats at a youth version of the famous Aspen Ideas Festival.

A collaboration backed by the Yale Child Study Center has expanded a longstanding model that relies on clinicians and lawyers to provide what amounts to a legal prescription for issues like stress and anxiety.

The rollout of California's teletherapy apps has been slow and social workers worry some youths who need clinical care won’t get referrals.

Heather Martin cofounded a nonprofit to support survivors of mass tragedy.

Charter networks, both inside and outside the state, are tracking the legislation.

Nearly two-thirds of American teenagers use TikTok regularly. We want to hear students’ opinions about efforts to ban TikTok.

This New York City school counselor uses art therapy, breathing exercises, and details from her trips to Ecuador to bond with newcomer students at her Queens elementary school.

Peer-to-peer support models have gained traction at schools both locally and nationwide.

Migrant students and other newcomers sometimes struggle after an initial honeymoon period. A program known as STRONG gives educators tools to help students before those struggles turn into mental health crises.

The “Dignity in Schools” called for the city to put millions toward restorative justice and mental health programs, while diverting money away from school policing.

At Chalkbeat New York, we’re hoping to dive deeper on how schools are handling cell phones. We want to learn more about the policies schools are adopting.

Advocates celebrated Wednesday’s news, but warned it does nothing to reverse the massive cuts already coming from previous reductions, along with expiring federal aid.

Calling social media a ‘24/7 digital dystopia,’ Adams joins hundreds of districts and cities across the country seeking compensation and changes.