Looking forward to a good school year. From an ongoing pandemic, lack of in-person social interactions, social upheaval, and more, kids and teens are facing once-in-a-lifetime events that even adults aren’t sure how to handle. One of the easiest ways to help a child is to validate that their emotions are real and that they are worthy of our respect and attention. But how?
Strategies can help. Mental Health America’s 2022 Back-to-School Toolkit to helps increase understanding of the issues affecting the mental health of children and teens by providing materials with solid suggestions for parents, school personnel, and youth. Below are a few links to some of these resources, but we encourage you toclick here to download the entire kit.