Children’s Mental Health

October 29, 2021
News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) have declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health. They call for strategic action to increase access to quality care to prevent and treat mental health issues for children and families.

To help address student mental health, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs. It describes challenges to supporting student mental health in early childhood, K-12 schools, and higher education settings and offers corresponding recommendations.

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