After being out of the traditional classroom setting for so long, this school year brings many anxieties and fears for kids who are heading back to school full time and in person. At Seven Counties Services, our School-Based Services team has therapists who work directly with children (and their families) across nearly 200 schools in the region to help them thrive in school in the face of challenges and uncertainty.
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This time last year we were talking about how much change that children and our other clients were undergoing because of the pandemic, such as depression, job loss, and a rise in substance misuse. Fast forward a year, and it’s hard to believe we’re still in the midst of a battle with the relentless COVID-19. I, like you, am very concerned that we find ourselves back here again.
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We’re almost through July, and it’s hard to believe many kids will be returning to the classroom full time and in person in just a few weeks. Children have endured so much change and uncertainty during the pandemic and we know their symptoms may just now show up as they transition back to more structure and normalcy at school. They’ve also greatly missed some important people in their support network – their peers and their teachers. I’m thankful our school-based counselors will be there to greet them and provide help.