Childrens Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf

Ensuring the Mental health of Teachers and Staff

Teaching and caring for students during the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge for the teachers and professional staff at Children’s Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf which has impacted their mental health and well being. Funds will be used to contract MindWise Innovations to offer access to confidential online mental health screenings, counseling and other services and resources to improve staff mental health.

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
AMOUNT: $7,710

Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued