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Chicago: High school to screen kids for "anger issues" and offer resources

Jan 10, 2018, (Chicago) Village Free Press: Proviso West To Boost Supports, Screen Students For Anger Issues https://thevillagefreepress.org/2018/01/10/proviso-west-to-boost-supports-screen-students-for-anger-issues/ Proviso West High School will soon start screening, and offering more resources to, students who demonstrate symptoms of reactive anger and trauma. The move — one of the first major instructional realignments since the school’s new principal, Nia Abdullah, took over last July — comes in the wake of reports that the number of physical confrontations at West have markedly increased over last year. …. “To address the root cause of these behaviors, Proviso West has developed a behavioral health team that will screen students for trauma, reactive anger, and other behavioral health concerns that impact student learning,” officials explained