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Mental Health Coaching Reduces Preschool Expulsion Rates

Expulsion rates for preschoolers are three times the rate of older students, but these numbers improve when teachers get assistance from mental health professionals in the classroom.

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Expulsion rates for preschoolers are three times the rate of older students, but these numbers improve when teachers get assistance from mental health professionals in the classroom. While the visits are not classifiable as therapy for children or teachers, they are instructional opportunities that allow teachers to learn effective strategies for dealing with the most disruptive and difficult students. Results are staggeringly positive, with significant reductions in expulsion rates in states that use similar mental health coaching programs. (The Seattle Times)

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