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Preventing Bullying in School

MCF Admin - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
by Ann Geddes Bullying should not be viewed as just typical child’s play. It harms youth physically, emotionally and academically. Kids who are bullied can develop significant mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school. In rare cases, children who are bullied may retaliate through violent acts.  ..

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Non-Public Schools and Special Education

Beth Hess - Friday, August 18, 2017
Have you heard the term “non-public” and wondered how it differed from a private school? In Maryland, schools initially are identified as being either public or non-public. The non-public schools are further distinguished as being either “private pay” (which are commonly referred to as “private”) or “special education,” and are c ..

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Getting Ready for a Successful School Year

Beth Hess - Monday, August 14, 2017
It’s still HOT outside, but summer is fast drawing to a close. As students across Maryland get ready to go back to school, we checked in with MCF Family Peer Support Specialist Sherri Allen who works in Somerset County schools through Project AWARE. The goal of Project AWARE is to help school personnel identify children and youth with mental health needs, and connect them ..

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Seeking Help with Problems at School

Beth Hess - Friday, October 14, 2016
By the time October rolls around, the excitement of the new school year wears off and the honeymoon period that many children have in the beginning of the school year is over. Children and youth with behavioral health needs may be experiencing problems – with academics, social/emotional skills or behaviors. If you have concerns about your child, you should discuss ..

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Back-to-School Tips

Beth Hess - Tuesday, August 16, 2016
As summer quickly draws to a close, it’s time to help your family get ready for the start of a new school year. Here are five suggestions to help with the transition: Begin to shift to a school-day schedule before school starts. Introduce earlier bed times and rising times. Practice the routine of a school day. Take advantage of all opportunities to connect  ..

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