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Helping Children Understand Lockdown Drills

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The world that we live in is changing each and every day. Lockdown drills are something which we may not have practiced a decade ago. With the increase in school shootings and general violence, districts have had to react. Lockdown drills are back and a reality in most schools throughout the United States. The reaction is not meant to scare children, but to prepare and protect them in the event of an emergency.

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Reaching Students in Need

supporting students in need

One day a child may be thriving at school – and then something suddenly happens. Teachers and other adults in schools are often faced with situations where behaviors or more change with a child and they are unsure of the cause. No matter what the cause, is it is important to reach out to all children and families to see how you can help. When a child is hurting from a traumatic event in their life, it impacts their ability to stay focused on academics.

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Friendship Programs Beneficial for Teens

teen disability programs

The teenage years are often a challenging time for students. Teens are trying to find their own way in the world. They are gaining independence and determining what they may want to do with life. At the same time, they are put into social situations where many may be pushed to the side and left out. This is what happens to a lot of special needs teens. Special needs teens have the same friendship desires as their peers. The problem for some is they may not be able to go to social venues like regular physical education class, sporting events, and more. To assist with this some schools are turning to buddy programs.

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Backpacks to Help Hungry Children

backpacks for hungry kids

Imagine being a young child in school and having to worry about your next meal. This is the reality for countless children living in poverty in the United States. Breakfast and lunch at school may be the only meals which some students can count on each day. Dinners during the week may be served, but what about the weekend? Schools that are in areas with high poverty have found that some children do not have food on the weekend. This has spurred some districts to begin backpack food programs.

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School Nurses and Food Allergies

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Food allergies are a reality in schools across the country. There are more individuals in schools today who have a food allergy. While some may not be severe, others may be life-threatening. These individuals may need a lifesaving epinephrine injection given to them immediately. What happens if a school nurse is not in the building? This is something which administrators, school nurses, and teachers must be aware of. They need to check into the law and who is allowed to give a child a dose of epinephrine if an emergency arises and the school nurse is not there.

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