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February 2021

Five Things We Get Wrong (D'OH) with SEL

SEL. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). My lil’ ole school counselor heart should be beaming with joy. SEL is FINALLY receiving the limelight it has long deserved in education. Most everyone everywhere is proclaiming the importance of SEL! So why do I want to smack myself upside the head (Homer Simpson style – D’OH) most every time I read about, hear about, or see an SEL effort in a school. Because we keep getting it WRONG! So before I start in with all the ways in which we are screwing it up,...

To Reduce Child Poverty, Increase Family Incomes (childtrends.org)

Children are more likely to live in poverty than any other age group in the United States. Poverty undermines children’s development and threatens their long-term prospects. In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, 12 million children lived in families with incomes below the federal poverty level; another 15 million lived in families that were one economic shock away from slipping into poverty. The COVID recession has since swelled the ranks of both groups. Money—especially in the form of a...

Lockdown study finds undiagnosed mental health crisis among new mothers [theconversation.com]

By Vicky Fallon, Sergio A. Silverio, and Siân Macleod Davies, The Conversation, February 5, 2021 New mothers experienced worryingly high rates of depression and anxiety during the first lockdown, our new research has revealed. One of the major contributing factors to them feeling this way was the psychological impact of social distancing measures. Our study examined the psychological and social experiences of over 600 women with babies between birth and 12 weeks old during the first UK...

Depression, anxiety 'extremely high' among new mothers since start of social distancing [healio.com]

By Joe Gramigna, Healio News, February 19, 2021 Prevalence rates of clinically relevant depression and anxiety have been “extremely high” among postnatal women during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to study results published in Journal of Psychiatric Research. “There had been no data published examining mental health in new mothers during COVID-19 at the time of study,” Victoria Fallon, FHEA, CPsychol , of the department of psychology at the University of Liverpool in the UK, told Healio...

Why We Need to Pay More Attention to the Youngest Children and Their Parents (kqed.org)

Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, nearly everyone connected to children has raised the alarm about pandemic learning loss . Parents, educators, physicians and politicians — they might disagree on solutions, but they’re all concerned about how the current educational upheaval will affect K-12 students. By contrast, little attention has been paid to the pandemic’s effects on even younger learners. “There aren’t a lot of people out there screaming ‘what about the infants?’” said Jack...

State Policies that Support Healthy Schools (childtrends.org)

California The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with ASCD, developed the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) framework to highlight the need for schools to address all aspects of children’s physical, mental, and social well-being to help them learn and thrive . In 2019, Child Trends, the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and EMT Associates, Inc. released the first comprehensive analysis of state statutes...

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