After a brief news recap, in today's #Talk out of School, I spoke with Dawn Yuster, the Director of the School Justice Project for Advocates for Children, which has just released a startling report on police interventions in student mental health crises in NYC schools.
Then I interviewed Resheeda Harris, parent leader, and Katrina Feldkamp of Bronx Legal Services, both members of the Healing-Centered Schools Task Force, composed of advocates, parents and educators who are working with schools so that they become less punitive and more healing-centered – which would help prevent these mental health crises and police interventions occurring. Listen in and check the resources for more information. You can check out other Talk out of School podcast segments and/or subscribe here.
- Citizens' Committee for Children Survey of NYC Youth
- How to urge legislative leaders to pass A. 7447/S.6296, the bill that would require NYC schools to start lowering class size.
- Advocates for Children new report, Police Response to Students in Emotional Crisis
- Call Advocates for Children of New York’s Helpline number at (866) 427-6033, Mon-Thursday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.for any family who has experienced NYPD child in crisis interventions or has questions about other education-related issues
- Healing-Center Schools Task Force report, Community Roadmap to Bring Healing-Centered Schools to the Bronx
- Visit bit.ly/RoadmapToHealing, for more details and registration for their upcoming feedback sessions.
- Click here to read about the launch of the Healing-Centered Schools Task Force