Last month, three leading pediatric health organizations declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health, citing “soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidality.”
At RTI International (RTI) Center for Education Services (CES), we have been hearing from educators and school districts across the country who are sounding the same alarm. Some students are showing increased signs of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, leaving teachers searching for ways to support their students and create a positive learning environment.
It is no surprise that students and educators are struggling. Many students recently returned to school after what, for some, was an isolating year of online learning. Others, however, thrived in this environment. CES provides educators with support by bringing evidence-based practices to life to benefit students and teachers.