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Vermont: 'An explosion of students with significant emotional disabilities'

Dec 4, 2017, VT Digger: Schools with low student-staff ratios feel pressure to cut https://vtdigger.org/2017/12/04/schools-low-student-staff-ratios-feel-pressure-cut/ “The state is suffering an epidemic in terms of student trauma,” Millington said, adding that this epidemic has been “manifesting itself in an explosion of students with significant emotional disabilities, who need high levels of service to be able to exist within our schools and access the curriculum.” He feels that the increasing number of support staff across the state is largely in response to the rising number of children who receive support for emotional disturbances and behavioral issues, which are often tied to traumatic experiences.