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  • City hiring additional mental health care workers for public schools this fall

    Apr 28, 2021

    04.27.2021 | amNY | “This is not nearly enough to support students citywide,” said Dawn Yuster, director of Advocates for Children of New York’s School Justice Project. According to Yuster, currently only 290,000 New York City public school students attend a school with a full-time social worker and overall there are is about one social worker for every 621 students. ” Furthermore, the City’s plans do not stop the harmful practice of involving law enforcement in response to students in emotional crisis.” Read article