Aug 31, 2018, Ames (IA) Tribune: Ames school officials touch on new high school, mental health in forum http://www.amestrib.com/news/20180831/ames-school-officials-touch-on-new-high-school-mental-health-in-forum Student mental health was also touched upon heavily during the forum. … …the district’s teachers need tools and support to address student needs. “We have kids coming to us with more trauma in their lives than ever before, and yes, those kids exist in Ames,” she said. Risner said she is committing to implementing “trauma-aware instruction” in classrooms to facilitate learning for students dealing with those issues…. “We need money, that’s what we need,” she said….