Early Intervention & Mental Health
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|Fri, 09-14-2012 - 3:04pm|
A study found that kids start exhibiting mental health warnings, but most of them don't get the help they need:
Despite the vast majority of records including evidence of academic difficulties -- retentions and social promotions, as well as behavioral and emotional problems -- one in four children in the study sample, ages 12 to 16, had not been evaluated or declared eligible for special education services. For those who were found eligible, 95 percent still struggled academically. High rates of absenteeism, truancy and multiple suspensions were common to those students who did not receive special education services, the report says.
You can read the complete article at: http://www.theday.com/article/20120914/NWS12/120919796/-1/nws
How can we get schools to be more on top of getting children evaluated for mental health issues?