Should teachers take the lead in addressing students' mental health?

The tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., demonstrates the need for "mental-health literacy" and expanded mental-health services in schools, writes Laura C. Murray, a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, in Philadelphia. In this commentary, she writes that, among other things, schools and teaching colleges should train educators to meet students' mental-health needs and identify students who need services. "With proper and ongoing training, teachers can become adept at identifying children who need services while also promoting mental health throughout the school community," she writes.

View Full Article in:

Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Business Development Analyst
Insight Education Group
Los Angeles, CA
Marketing Manager
Insight Education Group
Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA
K-12 Teachers Needed at Int’l Schools
The International Educator
Multiple Locations
Account Executive
NWEA
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Professional Development (PD) Staff Trainer
NWEA
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations