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QC Student Welfare Petition

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We ask all Quad Cities school districts to adhere to the five following policy changes in support of student mental health:

  • Mental health symptom/ACE annual screenings offered and explained, with proper referrals
  • Accepting mental health symptoms for sick days, as well as accepting psychiatrist/therapist/counselor/social worker notes for extended absences
  • Comprehensive and interactive annual staff and educator trainings provided by professional trainers: trauma informed care (punishment vs. habilitation; signs and symptoms; correct responses), clarity of professional mental health roles and resource referrals, diversity and inclusion, QPR
  • Increased number of student advocates (social workers, behavioral specialists/interventionists)
  • Creating calm-down and inductive reasoning spaces/policies as alternative to referrals and punitive policies

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