Tag: schools

Ep 6: Integrating Mental Health into Physical Education

Stephanie Morris, CEO of SHAPE America, discusses how to integrate mental health into physical education. The discussion focuses on health.moves.minds. programming from SHAPE America, mutli-disciplinary collaboration within schools and how we can create culture change within buildings. About Stephanie Stephanie A. Morris serves as Chief Executive Officer at SHAPE America, the nation’s largest membership organization […]

How to support CPS students worried about going back to school

Chicago Public Schools is reopening classrooms for kindergarten through fifth grade Monday. Giving students a sense of transparency and protection is essential to smoothing this transition, mental health experts say. Some Chicago Public Schools students are counting down the hours until Monday’s in-person reopening after nearly 12 months of remote learning. For others, returning to […]

How one school is coping with mental health: Social workers delivering technology, food and counseling to kids at home, and open office hours all day — even when school is out

Several times a week, Ericka Santiago-Diaz can be found driving around her low-income, underserved school community in New Jersey’s Asbury Park with bags of school supplies, replacement technology, food and donated clothing in the back seat to deliver to students. At some homes, she translates school emails into Spanish and answers technical questions. Then she […]