Friday Update 9-9-16
September 02, 2016
September 02, 2016
Friday Update is Takin’ a Breather
With PAX Partner training, PAX Partners are able to support teachers with in-depth knowledge and skills to develop Tiered Support for children with higher needs. Research in adult learning indicates that partner-model interventions similar to PAX GBG have better implementation and results as well as improved staff outcome among implementers. Register today!
#HereisMyAmerica is a timely project that challenges us to consider our own point of view when looking at pictures of individuals in different forms of dress. Check it out and participate!
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), in partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED), has released “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health,” a guide to help students and parents talk about mental health. This is a timely publication for families with young adults heading off to college.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care for Children and Young Adults: A National Study
The authors examined racial and ethnic disparities in children’s and young adults’ receipt of mental health and substance abuse care. Disparities were larger for young adults than for children. One of the troubling conclusions is that psychiatric and behavioral problems among minority youth often result in school punishment or incarceration, but rarely mental health care.
Would a Republican President Dare to Dismantle Obamacare?
Daniel Dawes reminds us in this Morning Zen post that if you think Obamacare is in no danger of repeal, think again. Dawes writes, “This year marks a critical juncture for our country – one that presents both opportunities and challenges for health reform, and will determine whether or not we embrace the traditions of the past 150 years and move toward a more equitable, accessible, and patient-centered health system. What is most concerning today is that if we do not pay close attention to our history of comprehensive health reform, the remarkable gains we have fought so hard to attain over a century and a half, could be wiped out, moving us backwards in terms of health care coverage, access, delivery, and equity.”
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