Talk Out of School

Police Intervention in student mental health crises and how to make schools more healing-centered

Episode Summary

Leonie first spoke with Dawn Yuster, the Director of the School Justice Project for Advocates for Children, which has just released a startling report on police interventions in student mental health crises in NYC schools. Then she interviewed Resheeda Harris, parent leader, and Katrina Feldkamp of Bronx Legal Services, both members of the Healing-Centered Schools Task Force, composed of advocates, parents and educators who are working with schools so that they become less punitive and more healing-centered – which would help prevent these mental health crises and police interventions occurring.

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