Visions - Schools

PDF | Vol. 5, No. 2 (2009)

Mental health problems among elementary and high school students are much more common than many believe, and use of alcohol and other drugs by teenagers has its own misconceptions. No classroom is immune to these issues. Add to this the lenses of culture, gender, age, and geography. Since teachers see kids regularly they are in a unique position to be able to notice the first sign of changes in kids' academic, social and emotional development. The focus of this issue is not only teachers, but also what the school, as a whole can do to help young children.