Opinion: States should use opioid settlement money to teach students SEL skills
The devastation of the opioid crisis on families and communities is well documented, but its long-term effects on future generations of American children are still unknown. In 2017 alone, an estimated 2.2 million children in the United States were directly affected by parental opioid use or their own. In the 21st century, annual opioid-related overdose deaths among 15-...
By Jordan Posamentier | August 14, 2023
Commentary: Addressing the student mental health crisis starts with social-emotional learning — in school and at home. Congress can help
Sign up here for LA School Report’s newsletter Across the country, communities are sounding the alarm: When it comes to mental wellness, the kids are not okay. A declaration of emergency for children’s mental health came from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children’s Hospital Association. The U.S....
By Jordan Posamentier | April 27, 2022