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Nov / 09

Lacking Mental Health Training

IEPcontent In The Classroom, Mental Health, News & Discussion 0

Despite the fact that a teacher is one of the first lines of defense for mental illness for a student, most do not receive appropriate training to identify and support these needs. “The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in five children has or will have a severe mental health disorder.” Yet a […]

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Sep / 22

Suspensions

IEPcontent In The Classroom, Mental Health, Special Education 0

Suspensions have long been a form of punishment for kids that display reckless behavior or have violated school policies. Suspensions can be on campus or off campus. There seems to be a bit of a gray area when it comes to suspending, or even disciplining children with special needs. When kids with special needs get […]

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Sep / 13

Communicating With Children With Autism

IEPcontent Mental Health, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness 0

When a child has autism, it can be difficult to communicate with them. Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a group of complex disorders regarding brain development. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in social interactions, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. It starts in early brain development, with the most telling signs […]

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Sep / 06

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

IEPcontent Mental Health, News & Discussion, Raising Awareness 0

Within Mental Health Awareness month in May, there is a week dedicated specifically  to children’s mental health. This year, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week fell on May 1st-May 7th. The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH) announced that this year’s theme is “Healthy Families, Resilient Children: Mental Health is a Family Affair.” […]

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Sep / 02

Healthy Families, Resilient Children: Mental Health is a Family Affair.

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In addition to Mental Health Awareness month in May, there is a week this month dedicated specifically to children’s mental health. This year, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week fell on May 1st-May 7th. The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH) announced that this year’s theme is “Healthy Families, Resilient Children: Mental Health […]

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