Emotional Support at Schools

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Hi my name is Hannah and I'm in 7th grade. At my school there are a few students who have emotional and social disabilities, but there is one student in particular i would like to talk about.

For the sake of privacy I will not use his real name, so i will call him Bill. Bill is known for having meltdowns, most of them violent. I have never really had a lot of expirience with him until this year.

Bill is in one of my classes and he has had multiple violent outbursts during class. He has hurt others during these meltdowns, emotionally and physically. Students are feeling threatend and they feel they are not safe at school.

School is a place where you should feel safe, and it is a place where you should learn. How are you supposed to learn when you are constantly worried for your own safety?

I have talked to many administarators, and all of them have said the same thing. "I understand completely and I will definatly come up with a solution", but yet, nothing has been done to resolve the issue.

I would like for a special class that is taught by an actual psychiatrist to be set up so that during one UA period, the students with emotional or social issues could learn skills that will help in areas they struggle in.

Of course, there are other schools who have these types of situations so, I would like to start small and have this plan followed throughout my county, but I would love if my plan could spread regionally or even nationally.

My starting goal is 500 signatures, and my final goal is 10,000. Of course this will take a lot of time and dedication, but my plan will insure safety for students, and will help kids with emotional and social disabilities.

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