Sarah Coffey: Mental health issues need to be part of school discipline consideration [TulsaWorld.com]

 

As I read the article “TPS board considers contracts for consultants” (Feb. 2) I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing. As Tulsa Public Schools seeks to address the discipline problems in their classrooms it appears that a consultant experienced in mental health was not considered.

Certainly, experts in education like Kimberly Lewis and Tisha Edwards mentioned in the article are of paramount importance to these matters. However, as a child and adolescent psychiatrist I certainly feel mental health should be considered.





[For more of this story, written by Sara Coffey, go to http://www.tulsaworld.com/home...fb-eae8106dc81a.html]

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