April 17, 2020

This week, we explore the issue of student wellness during a pandemic.

Cindy Marten, superintendent of San Diego Unified, the state’s second-largest district, discusses the importance of daily check-ins with students to assess how they’re feeling and the district’s system of additional support, involving counselors and mental health specialists.

Robin Detterman, who’s in charge of school partnerships for Seneca Family of Agencies, which provides mental health services statewide, discusses strategies for continuing therapeutic services remotely to emotionally frail students who already had been receiving services.

Plus, students from Granite Bay High School, near Sacramento, read excerpts from their journals of life at home, under social isolation.

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