In her article at afterschoolalliance.org, Selena Levy addresses a mysterious, frustrating, scary and/or taboo topic, depending on who you ask. The topic: what can after school and camp programs do to support mental health and wellness? It is a brief article for a complex subject, but it is well worth your time if you, or anyone you know, cares about or for school-age children and youth.
In the article, Levy briefly breaks down the following important ways to strengthen staff knowledge and skills:
- Understand the role of youth development in mental health
- Normalize mental health
- Have courageous conversations with families
Click the link above for the full article.