Houston Teachers Drafted to Become Trauma Counselors [dailybeast.com]


As Houston’s school district of more than 200,000 students scrambles to repair damaged schools before classes begin next week, they must also plan for traumatized students to enter the classroom.

The Houston Independent School District is in the process of working with counsellors, nurses and social workers to develop a “mental health recovery plan” for the district’s hardest hit schools, according to a statement from HISD. In the meantime, Mental Health America of Greater Houston and volunteers like Stephanie Elizondo are stepping in.

“We’re just really trying to make sure they're processing what's going on as well as take their minds off of it,” Elizondo said.

[For more of this article written by Joanna Purpich, visit http://www.thedailybeast.com/h...me-trauma-counselors]

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