Schools use therapy-based programs for 'overwhelmed' kids

Virus Outbreak Schools Mental Health
Posted at 10:29 PM, Dec 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 01:29:28-05

PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) — Schools are turning to educational programs based on cognitive behavior therapy in an effort to help overwhelmed children stay in school and learn.

Principles of this method are part of one rural Michigan district’s full embrace of social and emotional learning.

Students at every grade level are taught how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are linked.

They are learning how to control and reframe thoughts, which in turn can lead to more positive outcomes.

Educators say many kids are still reeling from the pandemic and can't learn if they are struggling emotionally.