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Connections: Addressing students' behavioral and mental health needs as they return to school

Sep 7, 2021

The academic year begins this week, and for many students in the region, it will be the first time they will be back in the classroom full time. Experts say returning to full-time school will be a big adjustment for some students.

This hour, we discuss how educators and caregivers can be prepared to assist students who may have behavioral or mental health needs. Our guests:

  • Melissa Heatly, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Leah Hill, clinical engagement specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Shaun Nelms, Ed.D., superintendent of East High EPO, and associate professor (clinical) and interim associate dean for graduate studies at the Warner School of Education