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Toronto schools will get mental health training

01/28/2014 07:42 EST | Updated 03/30/2014 05:59 EDT
New initiatives created to help students facing mental health issues with be announced by the Toronto District School Board today.

According to the board, “One in five children experience mental well-being issues. This statistic translates into approximately 40,000 students in the TDSB.”

In order to deal with this, the board has created a new four-year strategy, which will be unveiled Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. by TDSB director Donna Quan.

All school in the district will have mental well-being teams consisting of teachers, students and community members in order to foster support.

“[T]here’s a direct link between the availability of social, emotional, psychological and physical supports and student achievement,” the TDSB website reads. “In a world where we cannot keep our students immune from all sorts of challenges, making sure we pay attention when they are struggling is a must for educators.”

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