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Eden Prairie, MN: Going back to school is hard for mentally ill children

Sept 19, 2017, Eden Prairie (MN) Current: Back to school: Practical tips for kids with mental health disabilities http://current.mnsun.com/2017/09/19/back-to-school-practical-tips-for-kids-with-mental-health-disabilities/ For many kids, going to back to school means making new friends, learning and growing. But for kids who have a mental health disability, going back to school comes with some unique challenges. If your child has a 504 Plan or Individualized Education Plan (IEP), this is a great time to explore what the accommodations in it will look like this year and review what worked and didn’t work last school year. ... Raising a child with a mental health disability isn’t easy, and no family does it without help. Keeping an open dialogue with your child about their mental health, and seeking support can make a huge difference in helping children cope with mental health symptoms. …