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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:29 AM | Sonnya Nieves (Administrator)

    Sarah A. Reed Children's Center, a non-profit children's mental health provider in Erie, is looking for licensed therapists!

    E3 - Licensed School Therapist.pdf

    Licensed Mental Health Professional - OP Union City Schools.pdf

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:53 AM | Sonnya Nieves (Administrator)

    Spring into Employment!

    A free one day conference exploring employment for individuals with disabilities. This conference is for individuals who are seeking employment and experience barriers to getting or keeping employment. It is designed for folks with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and transitional aged youth. The conference is also for service providers, case managers and family members who support individuals with employment goals and who experience barriers to reaching those goals.

    Click here for more information!

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:16 AM | Chris Rich (Administrator)

    Pennsylvania reported that 26,273 children and youth who experienced homelessness were served in School Year (SY) 2013-14, a 27.8 percent increase from SY 2010-2011.  Most homeless students are living doubled-up (living in someone else’s house temporarily) and not in shelters or outdoors. In Pennsylvania, 64 percent of homeless students lived doubled up. Only 29 percent were in shelters.

     Philadelphia has its highest number ever of children and youth who experienced homelessness, identifying 5,764. The number of homeless children living doubled up (n=1,921) is almost equal to the number in shelters (n=2,249), suggesting a greater need for prevention programs, affordable housing, and emergency housing that would connect homeless families and children with services.

     Read PEC’s two latest reports on these issues at: http://www.pec-cares.org/index.php?page=publications_newsletters

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:30 AM | Sonnya Nieves (Administrator)

    "Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse.

    And yet most children — nearly 80 percent — who need mental health services won't get them."
    ....
    "According to one model, every school should have one social worker for every 250 students. The reality is that in some schools, social workers are responsible for many more."

    Click here to read more on npr.org.

     

  • Friday, May 13, 2016 1:15 PM | Sonnya Nieves (Administrator)

    How Schools Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty: A Whole Child Approach

    More than 16 million children in the United States—nearly one out of four—live below the federal poverty level with their families earning less than $23,550 annually. These low-income households face many challenges, from lacking economic resources, to little or no access to health and wellness care. Children raised in poverty often have to go without critical basics such as a well-balanced meal or reading glasses, putting them at a severe disadvantage when they enter school.

    Click here to learn more about how schools can help.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:57 AM | Sonnya Nieves (Administrator)

    The People's Emergency Center issued a policy brief indicating "historic increases in the number of children and youth experiencing homelessness in United States and Pennsylvania"

    24,504 Children and Youth in Pennsylvania and 1,301,239 in the United States experienced homelessness in the 2013-2014 School Year -- reading and math scores dramatically declined.

     

    Read more... 

     

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