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MPS offers supports and resources for student mental health

Parent with childrenAs we all continue to navigate the constantly changing landscape of the pandemic, children and families may need support to cope with stress and uncertainty. MPS has staff and numerous resources to promote well-being and mental health.

As children prepare to go back to school in fall, many will experience normal excitement and nervousness about returning to class. But some children may feel anxiety or uncertainty about school or the pandemic. Families who observe stress or unusual behavior in their children should reach out to the district for advice and help.

MPS has a team of school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers who are ready to assist families with a variety of needs. Contact your child’s school for confidential access to the supports they offer. If you observe changes in your child that concern you or if you have questions about your child’s growth or development, these teams are ready to help.

To help students get ready for a smooth transition to school, read our Family Matters newsletters to find support and resources to help children succeed and thrive! Topics include mental health, routines, sleep, and wellness.

The district also provides a directory of information about a variety of topics related to mental health including bullying, safety, grief, trauma, suicide prevention, and more. Browse a list of topics on the MPS Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Supports web page.

Contacts

Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

armsev@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
414-688-9664

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

douglas@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
414-940-2702

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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