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Keeping Students’ Mental Health Care Out of the E.R. – NYTimes.com

An excellent report about what happens when a child with ADHD and extreme conduct problems doesn’t receive proper mental health care and ends up going from school to an ER…..Worth reading as I’m sure this is very common–although I can’t say I’ve ever seen an article before this.  Be sure to read down to the solution I’ve excerpted below….

An alternative has been developed by Dr. Pamela Cantor, founder of Turnaround for Children, a nonprofit agency currently working in 25 schools. The agency trains teachers, guidance counselors and social workers to recognize mental health problems early on and defuse explosive situations. Each school is paired with a nearby mental health clinic that, on short notice, can treat a child in crisis.

via Keeping Students’ Mental Health Care Out of the E.R. – NYTimes.com.

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