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Mental health helpers: How to stay connected with families in 2024

by PRP Group, on 07/08/2024

District Administration PRPIn pursuit of our mission to prevent suicide and provide mental health support, the Cook Center for Human Connection works with superintendents, educators, students, families, and mental health professionals across the country. According to a survey we conducted through ParentGuidance.org, our subsidiary in school districts across the nation, 50% of parents worry that their child is struggling, but don’t know how to provide support.

At the same time, 80% of parents and students rely on school districts to provide wellness and mental health resources. As a result, it is more important than ever for districts to maintain strong communication with families to build a strong, healthy school community that is inclusive of those family members. We believe students’ families are helpers, making them key partners in K-12 education ans mental health. Based on my conversations with a wide range of school communities, here are a few keys to improving family engagement.

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