High Schools Create Transition Programs For Students Following Mental Health-Related Absences

The Boston Globe (5/17, Vaznis) reports Massachusetts schools have embarked on programs to help reintroduce students who have been absent from school due to mental health issues. For example, Brooklyn High School partnered with the Brookline Community Health Center to create the Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition program, which enables students “to catch up on schoolwork, receive some extra therapy, and ease back into the daily routine of school.” The program is housed in a two-room suite at the school. According to the article, Brookline is planning to expand the program nationwide.

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— “Schools struggle to cope with rising mental health needs,” James Vaznis, Boston Globe, May 17, 2016.

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