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Many low-income children are struggling

Many low-income children are struggling

After receiving responses from 967 educators in low-income schools across the country that show over half of students struggle with mental health, First Books and Nationwide Children's Hospital's On Our Sleeves created a guide for educators to support their students.

Educators working in low-profits faculties documented that 53{aaa84efcd05d20dc7d0e48929bb8fd8c8895020217096fb46d833d790411cbb9} of pupils struggle with mental wellbeing issues, a issue that was worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from educational nonprofit 1st Guide and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s On Our Sleeves alliance.

Yet only 20{aaa84efcd05d20dc7d0e48929bb8fd8c8895020217096fb46d833d790411cbb9} of the 967 educators surveyed feel ready to help those people battling pupils, the analyze found. 

By evaluating the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on students and providing direction for educators, the two organizations hope to handle what they say is an urgent need for psychological health support in very low-income schools, mentioned Becki Last, Very first Book’s chief programming officer. 

The survey, conducted in between Dec. 13 and Jan. 21, surveyed educators serving students up to age 18 nationwide, like 50 who perform in Ohio faculties.