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Deep Breaths and ‘Brain Breaks’: How Extra Funds for Mental Health Are Transforming One Aurora School

September 24, 2019

By: Yesenia Robles

Source: Chalkbeat

Last year, Elkhart Elementary’s full-time psychologist kept busy working with students with special needs who she was required to help.

If a need cropped up among the rest of the student body, Ariel Bowlby sometimes couldn’t respond — unless the issue turned into a crisis. Assistant Principal Angie Paz often had to step in to help.

Paz said she intervened “sometimes even between doing disciplinary actions — but at the same time providing that social emotional piece that they need.”

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