US Schools Failing in Fight Against Youth Mental Health Crisis

USA Today | Alia Wong

“The vast majority of states lack the recommended ratios of school mental health professionals, including counselors, psychologists and social workers.”

A first-of-its-kind report card released last week shows that all 50 states are failing to implement at least some of the policies that enable schools to fulfill the roles of mental health professionals for young children. Wong explores the youth mental health crisis and the problems surrounding it, such as understaffing and inconsistent teacher training.

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