In NYC, public schools are often the main source for youth mental health care
By law, public schools are required to provide a fair and appropriate education to all students – including those with mental health challenges. But what happens in reality is that families are forced to navigate an incredibly complex system, in a process that can take years to obtain the right services for their child.
A new report published by ProPublica and news outlet The City looks at glaring inequities in this system. Tiffany Caldwell is a parent who has lived through it, and Abigail Kramer is a journalist who spent a year covering the topic.
They joined “WNYC Morning Edition” host Michael Hill to talk about how public schools do – and don’t – serve children with mental health issues. Below is a lightly edited transcript of their conversation.
You can read the full article here:
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