Ask any teacher and they will tell you their students’ ability to self-regulate, resolve conflict, and manage emotions is markedly different from students 10 to 15 years ago. There are many reasons why kids are different—access to Internet and electronic devices, working parents, and trauma, to name a few. The bottom line is students are […]
As children across America return to the classroom this fall, the reality is that those in rural communities will face an especially steep uphill climb to success.
About 1 in 5 school-age children experience serious mental health issues yet few receive services. In rural schools, geographic isolation and limited resources make receiving services even more difficult.
KBIA’s Lee Wilkins talks with Wendy Reinke of the new National Center for Rural School Mental Health at the University of Missouri.
Too often the challenges facing rural adolescents are overlooked. The Curry School is changing that by launching a series of new initiatives to address issues related to mental and behavioral health in rural schools.
One of the center’s main goals, according to Reinke, is to equip teachers in rural schools, who often end up as the point people for their students’ mental health.
The center is a step toward Chancellor Alexander Cartwright’s goal of making MU a top research university.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $10 million to establish a National Center for Rural School Mental Health.
New center in Columbia, Mo. will help support rural educators and students in Missouri, Virginia and Montana.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $10 million for the funding of a rural school mental health center in mid-Missouri.