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Oregon Live

Casey Chaffin

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14 September 2019

Oregon, United States

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In Oregon's Multnomah County, high schools provide school-based mental health care centers, which include access to an overall health assessment, a mental health counselor, and a behavioral health specialist at no out...

Oregon Live

Casey Chaffin

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12 September 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Now 15 years old, Minneapolis' school-based mental health care program, which includes full-time therapists in school, has won national recognition. Could Oregon pull off a similar model?

AZFamily.com

Briana Whitney

20 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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The Mesa, Arizona, school district is expanding its mental health care programming in response to a high teen suicide rate in the region. By increasing the number of counselors available, using data to tailor its appr...

NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

Marshall Crook

20 May 2019

Yakima, Washington, United States

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Adverse childhood experiences such as physical or substance abuse, parental divorce and emotional neglect can often negatively impact children's behavior at school. Recognizing this, some schools have started implemen...

Washington Post

Laura Meckler

15 May 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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To combat emotional distress that many students are facing, schools across the nation are implementing mock funerals, allowing students to figuratively "bury their pain." Although issues at focus range from drunk driv...

NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

14 April 2019

United States

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With no standard measures on how to best equip schools in the face of a shooting, many districts are trying new methods. Alternatives like age-appropriate language, training just teachers, sensory support, or having g...

Daily Emerald

Ariana Sinclair

1 April 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Students at the University of Oregon have the option to apply for the Oregon ContraceptiveCare Program - referred to as CCare - to receive free birth control and contraceptive consultations. The program is available f...

Valley Journal

Mary Auld

20 March 2019

St. Ignatius, Montana, United States

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“Not being hungry is one of our most important considerations for students as far as academic achievement,” says St. Ignatius, Montana Superintendent Jason Sargent. This reasoning has lead the state to implement free ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

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8 February 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Over twenty Montgomery public schools have hired school-based mental health counselors in order to bridge the gap between students' mental health and their ability to access professionals that can help. "The whole ide...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

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18 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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Because concussions can turn deadly if not managed correctly, several state legislatures have passed return-to-play laws that dictate when an athlete can return to the game. To complement this and offer resources to s...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

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15 January 2019

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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Student athletes, especially at the high school level, can be susceptible to suffering head injuries which become exasperated when schools don't have protocol in place for how to best manage these individuals' return ...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

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11 January 2019

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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When students return to the classroom after suffering a head injury, such as a concussion, they may face challenges that require certain accommodations that many school officials aren't prepared to offer. Although yet...

NPR

Rachel Gotbaum

5 December 2018

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States

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In order to deal with the opioid crisis, schools in Massachusetts are hiring counselors to support teachers and their students. In Cape Cod alone, 17 schools hired outside counselors, while 50 schools throughout the...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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16 October 2018

Tooele, Utah, United States

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Communities That Care coalitions have developed across the nation with the goal of reducing the likelihood of teenage behavioral issues such as violence and alcoholism, as well as adolescent suicides. Already seeing p...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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5 October 2018

Durango, Colorado, United States

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A high school in Colorado is focusing efforts on combatting the recent increases in adolescent suicide rates. Known as Project Basecamp, the curriculum is "designed to prevent mental crisis, encourage students to advo...

Deseret News

Lois M. Collins

3 October 2018

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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As colleges around the country struggle to meet rising mental health needs among the student population, the University of Michigan created a network of small support groups that helps students connect with and provid...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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28 September 2018

Colorado, United States

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Creating and strengthening relationships within a community is crucial in suicide prevention efforts. In Colorado, community and non-profit organizations have come together to address the problem of youth suicide. An ...

Second Wave Michigan

Sarah Hillman

12 September 2018

Michigan, United States

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Michigan schools are adopting the TRAILS program to connect counselors with training so they can help students with mental health problems. Counselors are seeing a big positive change in their students. It's part of a...

Washington Monthly

Kevin Carey

26 August 2018

Florida, United States

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The University of North Florida combines an emphasis on predictive analytics with a very human case management system to identify students who are at risk of dropping out and intervene appropriately. In the coming yea...

Texas Observer

Christopher Collins

21 August 2018

Boerne, Texas, United States

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Going above and beyond state-mandated minimums for suicide prevention training in schools reduces teen suicides. In Boerne, Texas, the Boerne Independent School District enrolls teachers, students, staff, and mental h...

WLRN

Jessica Bakeman

14 August 2018

Parkland, Florida, United States

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Camp Shine, is helping student survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, heal. Through art, dance, and music, they are processing their trauma. The camp, was founded by two upperclassmen fro...

Washington Post

Vidhi Doshi

22 July 2018

New Delhi, India

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Each day, 100,000 students in Delhi begin their school schedule with a 30-minute lesson focused on happiness and well-being. This curriculum is part of the capital's push to encourage innovation in government schools ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

7 May 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Founded in 2015, the Center for Good Food Purchasing offers a unique model for making school lunch healthier, cheaper, and more sustainable. Partnering with school districts and other local and national organizations,...

The New York Times

Emily Oster

Geoffrey Kocks

16 January 2018

Berkeley, California, United States

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In 2014, Disneyland experienced a measles outbreak that was linked back to the alarmingly low vaccination rates among Californian children. Following this outbreak, California passed a law that removed two of the most...

Bright Magazine

Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein

19 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Does death belong in the classroom? Some educators think so, that’s because they argue that “emotional health is inextricably linked to learning.” They agree that teachers should be key to helping students process tra...

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