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IN: State commission calls for "social emotional learning" in every school

Aug 15, 2018, WFYI, Indianapolis: Children's Commission Recommends Expanded Student Mental Health Efforts One in five American children has, or will have, a serious mental illness – and at least half of them won’t get treatment. The Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children wants every school district in the state to have personnel to help integrate what’s called social emotional learning into the classroom – essentially, education that improves mental health. … “Many times, you know, we want to start jumping into ‘What interventions are we going to do, what screening tool are we going to use?’ Well, we need to do that in a way that’s sustainable by all having the same philosophy,” Miller says. The Children’s Commission also wants to explore funding opportunities to expand those services in school districts statewide.

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