, with the highest rates occurring in rural districts, fueled by poverty and isolation.
If the term bullying is ubiquitous these days, there is little to no uniform data collected on bullying across Wisconsin and much of the country. Read the
indicates that over half of youth over age 11 have experienced bullying in one form or another. About 83% of the bullying occurs at school, with almost one-fifth of youth experiencing cyberbullying.
reports that Black students and students with disabilities are among most likely to be struck in the public schools still practicing corporal punishment.
Use of Therapy Dogs.
The therapy dogs
in Wausau, Wisconsin, schools have been helping students with anxiety, stress, depression, boost morale, and even improve school attendance.
Rising Trends. NEA Today
updates the growing evidence of "the epidemic of anxiety
" among students, which now tops the list of problems teens identify, and how high-stakes testing and social media may be contributing to it.
In an analysis of trends in private health care claim records between 2007 to 2017, youth ages 0 to 22 were heavily represented in the increase in claim lines with mental health diagnoses
, adding to the evidence that depression and anxiety are growing problems for America’s youth.
A pilot program that offers mental health services at 22 Wichita schools is finishing its first year with signs of success, including improvements in student attendance, behavior, and academic performance
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Read how school counselors are increasingly helping students deal with mental health issues
, such as anxiety and depression.
Perceptions of Law Enforcement.
CHKS data from a large sample of high school students in eight diverse, low‐income communities, shows that, overall, students of color, especially Black students, had less positive perceptions of police
in their communities and, to a lesser extent, their schools than their White peers. The findings suggest that a police presence may not make all young people feel safe and that it is important to understand and address students’ disparate experiences of law enforcement.
Need for More Attention.
A new report from the San Diego, California, County Grand Jury found that school districts had generally prepared themselves for active shooter situations, but need to make school safety a bigger funding priority