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Supporting Mental Health in School-Age Programs

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.

post by: Jason Jacobs
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