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Role of police in responding to NYC students’ mental health crises has grown: report

06.03.2021 | NY Daily News | Advocates say the rising numbers are a sign the city needs a new approach to addressing students’ emotional needs. 

“Students in emotional crisis need emotional support. They don’t need to be arrested and handcuffed,” said Kim Sweet, AFC’s Executive Director. “As a city, we need to start treating all students as we want our own children to be treated.” 

The need for schools to address kids’ emotional distress will become more acute this fall, when city kids return to school buildings carrying the scars of the pandemic, advocates say. Read article