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Warren County, VA: "Social/emotional/behavioral coaching" position added in district

May 29, 2019, Local DVM, Hagerstown, MD: (Virginia) Mental health and support staff needed in schools https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/mental-health-and-support-staff-needed-in-schools/2037189289 FRONT ROYAL, Va. - The Warren County Public school division is just one of the many across the nation noticing the need for more mental health staff inside of their schools. Warren County Public Schools are working to make sure they have enough programs in place to address students' growing social and emotional needs. … "We're excited to have that opportunity, to help set the stage for our kids to be academically successful by addressing some of these underlying emotional needs that have really impacted their ability to be successful." Kuzmick says. The division has been vigorously seeking out and securing grants and through local funding, it was able to create a role dedicated to social emotional and behavioral coaching... Joanna Martin who used to be a teacher says it was needed. … Special services' director Michael Hirsch says he's glad that those who have the power and pockets to fund these staff members and programs are viewing them as a necessity. …