School Violence & Mental Health
The Role of Mental Health in Schools – Preventing Violence
The President of the American Counseling Association, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, was interviewed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was interviewed.
“Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji agreed that more training and consultation with mental health professions is needed for classroom teachers. In addition, she said, counselors, social workers and school psychologists should be given time to walk the halls of schools and develop relationships with students and their families.”
The full article can be found here:
Measures to prevent violence in schools fall short, experts say By Mary Niederberger, Rich Lord and Joe Smydo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette