middle school students in classroom wearing masks

Recent Social and Emotional Issues Blog Postings

young girl afraid to get on schoolbus
Posted on Friday, December 3, 2021
By Dr. Helene Dionne Every year, school counselors hear from parents at their wit’s end as their child blatantly refuses to go to school. Other parents report their child is so sick in the morning, with stomach pain, headache, nausea, and/or...
family cooking together
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020
By Elizabeth Englander, PhD As if you didn’t have enough to worry about. Parents today have more than enough on their plates. We’re coping both with keeping our families safe during an unprecedented (and frankly scary) epidemic, as well as...
openness to learn blog post
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A Black High School Student’s Experience on a Predominantly White Campus By Aliyah Knudsen When I was a freshman, I went to St Mary’s High School in Lynn, Mass. It’s a brick building that looks like a prison, but not in a bad way. A lot of the...