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Delray Beach, FL: Group counseling for h.s. students suggested; 1 in 5 have mental health issues

Jan 5, 2018, Delray Beach, FL, Boca Newspaper: Improving Our Schools, Roads And Access To Counseling For Teens https://bocanewspaper.com/improving-schools-roads-access-counseling-teens-24961 At our most recent meeting, the City Council supported a proposal I brought forward to provide Boca High and Spanish River High students with group counseling services from the Faulk Center for Counseling. Mental health and behavioral issues affect 1 in 5 children and teens, and the lack of counseling resources is one the biggest problems in society, and an issue for educators and Boca families. This program has existed in other places, but this initiative is the first partnership with a city to help provide it. I’m optimistic this pilot effort may enable the expansion of needed mental and emotional health resources for Boca’s students in other schools. …