Modern society gives young people many things to cope with, which are often managed by and mitigated within the education system. The trauma that students bring to the classroom vis-a-vis child welfare policies, immigration policies, drug policies etc is oftentimes a reason why they use drugs to cope.
Recognizing that adolescence is a unique moment of growth and transition, it’s critical that teens have the necessary support to not only lean into the physical and cognitive changes that are occurring, but to also navigate the larger socio political forces that surround them.
Coming out, homelessness, bullying, and/or having a struggling or absent parent are common difficulties of adolescence that teens need tools to successfully maneuver and overcome. In this episode, learn more about what schools and educators are doing to remove the stigma around teens being and becoming who they are in order to support students’ physical and mental health.