Mental Health Services

Helping Children Thrive

Our national union last fall began seeking input from member teachers, school nurses, paraprofessionals and support personnel across the country for a major child health priorities initiative. The results have been compiled in a new report, Helping Children Thrive, that demonstrates the importance of student health, safety and well-being explicit in educators' shared values.
Click here for the full report.

Two Years After Tragedy, Newtown Still Needs Help

Mental health services must be sustained in Newtown so that people can continue the long, hard work of reclaiming their lives, a group of teachers who worked at Sandy Hook Elementary told AFT national, state and local leaders just days before the anniversary of the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting that killed 20 children and six educators at the school.

AFT's Weingarten to Visit Newtown

Washington -- American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten will visit with Newtown teachers and other school employees privately on Tuesday, hold a media availability with Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski and AFT Connecticut First Vice-President Steve McKeever, and present a commemorative piece of art at the evening school board meeting.
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