Clay Cty, FL: District provides "motivational coaches" for kids with behavior/mental health issues

Jan 31, 2018, News104.5, Jacksonville, FL: Clay County Schools announces new partnership to bring motivational coaches to all junior high schools It's already underway at a handful of junior high schools in Clay County, but by the end of the 2018-2019 school year it will be expanded to include ALL junior high schools in the district. Clay County Schools has launched a partnership with Motivational Coaches of America to help students identified at risk of 'disengaging' from the learning process, whether that be attendance or behavioral issues, or academic concerns. Clay County Superintendent Addison Davis says it's about providing students access to behavior and mental health services--- at no cost. … "We recognize that 1 in 5 children in the United States will have a mental health disorder diagnosed to them at any given year.

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