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Kaiser Permanente: How to Talk About Mental Health with a Child

Right now is a crucial time to check in on the mental health of the young people in our lives. It’s important for young people to hear that anxiety, stress, and negative emotions are completely normal — particularly in times of crisis. They also need to hear that there’s always hope. In fact, just one

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Family Therapist, Social Workers Continue to Support Students at Delano Unified

Life can be difficult enough under normal circumstances. Now, in the current public health crisis, the challenges for parents, guardians and caregivers can seem overwhelming, and children have worries and anxieties like nothing they have ever experienced. Fortunately, Delano Union School District continues to provide social-emotional and mental health support services for students and families.

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California Schools’ Devastating Cuts Could Mean 15% Less Per Student

Schools across California face a devastating fiscal future, with a loss in revenue of $1,400 per student — or more, state education experts said Tuesday.  The role of schools in getting through the pandemic is critical and they should be a priority in federal stimulus funds, said Myong Leigh, San Francisco Unified deputy superintendent of

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Three Antelope Valley Schools Recognized for Delivering SEL Curriculum to Every Student

The American School Counselor Association named David G. Millen Law and Government Magnet Academy, SAGE Middle School Academy and Shadow Hills Engineering and Design Magnet Academy as Recognized ASCA Model Programs, or RAMP. The RAMP designation recognizes schools that are committed to delivering an exemplary school counseling program. The association awards honorees for aligning their

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Palmdale School District Provides SEL Specialists During Pandemic

Palmdale School District’s social emotional learning specialists help students with a variety of concerns, and who might struggle with distance learning and miss going to school each day because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The specialists, also known as SELS, are licensed through the state of California to be mental health practitioners. Palmdale School District

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EdSource Interview: Linda Darling-Hammond

President of the CA State Board of Education discusses California’s school response to the coronavirus Linda Darling-Hammond is president of the State Board of Education in California, and also president of the Learning Policy Institute, a research and policy organization in Palo Alto. Working closely with Gov. Gavin Newsom, she has played a significant role

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CNN: It’s Time to Accept That the Point of School Has Changed

The point of school right now is to develop a new normal, says journalist and parent Lisa Selin Davis. She explores what parents, teachers, administrators and kids owe to each other right now. “Many children, regardless of economic status or neurodiversity, are experiencing massive social regression in the absence of their peer and teacher connections,

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