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Behind the Story: Healing the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis [edsurge.com]

 

By Emily Tate and Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge, March 4, 2020

Today on a bonus episode of the EdSurge Podcast we’re talking about the youngest victims of the opioid crisis.

They’re preschoolers whose parents or caregivers misuse painkillers; some have become addicted to heroin or other street drugs as a result. One expert called these kids “America’s lost children.” Of course, educators haven’t given up on them. But they recognize teaching these kids brings unique challenges.

EdSurge reporter Emily Tate spent the past couple of months exploring this subject, to produce the longform feature we published today, “Inside a Preschool That Treats the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis.”

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