July 1, 2019, KXLY, Spokane, WA: Rogers High School set to open robust health center https://www.kxly.com/news/rogers-high-school-set-to-open-robust-health-center/1090943117 Health centers in schools have been associated with better attendance and higher grades. Now, John R. Rogers High School in north Spokane will be receiving its own, courtesy of the Community Health Association of Spokane and funding from Kaiser Permanente. The health center will provide medical and behavioral health, dental services and mental counseling. All services will be available to the 1,500 students attending Rogers, but also to staff, parents, and siblings after school hours. “Access to high-quality education in an environment that fosters learning contributes to a longer, healthier life,” said Sally Yates, Vice President of Kaiser Permanente, Washington. “We also know that many in our schools don’t have access to vitally needed services, including mental health and counseling services.”…
Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.