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Homecomings bring more mental health pros to schools

Post by Matt Misterek / The News Tribune on May 21, 2010 at 11:56 am with 6 Comments »
May 21, 2010 11:56 am

News Tribune education writer Debbie Cafazzo reports:

The Clover Park School District will partner with the military to provide mental health services to families at schools located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Representatives of the Lakewood-based school district, Madigan Army Medical Center and others signed an agreement May 5 pledging to deliver services to students and families impacted by soldiers’ deployment and reintegration into family life. Roughly 18,000 soldiers are scheduled to return home from deployments this year.

Each elementary school on the base will have a full-time licensed social worker as part of its school staff. In addition, clinical support teams including psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians and other behavioral health specialists will work with school staffs.

Evergreen Elementary will be the first school in the program, with others to follow. School officials said all six elementary campuses on Lewis-McChord will be included by the beginning of the 2010-11 school year.

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  1. Mental health professionals can’t solve the barbarity of war.

  2. bobbysangelwife says:

    Ignorance Ali, solves nothing.
    Here’s the problem that I’m seeing immediately—by the time these men and women get home—school is already out for the summer. Does no immediate good.
    Depending on IF signs/symptoms of any kind of PTSD or anything else shows up, the counselors may be able to help the kids out come fall when school starts back up again.

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