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Closed Schools Are Creating More Trauma For Students

via NPR |

Between closed schools, social isolation, food scarcity and parental unemployment, the coronavirus pandemic has so destabilized kids’ support systems that the result, counselors say, is genuinely traumatic.

School counselors say the coronavirus pandemic has so destabilized kids’ lives that the result is genuinely traumatic. And closed schools make it harder for counselors to help.

Citing Too Many Duties, School Counselors Want Job Description In State Law

via The Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s school counselors are backing a newly proposed bipartisan bill that would create a job description for them and put it into state law. The bill would require the Ohio Department of Education to develop a universal job description, and counselors are hoping for one that requires 80 percent of their time be spent on direct services to students.

full article available from The Statehouse News Bureau

‘Kids coming to school with more trauma:’ Here’s what local schools are doing

via Dayton Daily News

The Dayton Daily News Path Forward project surveyed the largest school districts in Montgomery, Greene, Miami, and Warren counties to find out how they’re addressing mental health as youth suicide rates hit an at least 18 year high statewide.

Many districts have added counselors and social workers to their staffs this year, as well as contracting for those individuals through Medicaid, county education service centers, and other government and mental health agencies.

And local schools will use a variety of tools to address the mental and emotional needs of students this year.

full article available from The Dayton Daily News

Children’s Home adds counselors to local schools to prevent violence

via WCPO

In the last four years, the Madisonville-based organization almost doubled its staff, employing 410 licensed counselors, social workers, educators and more placed in over 80 schools across Greater Cincinnati.

And in response to recent violence, the Children’s Home added 30 counselors to its staff this summer.