By Mary McPhail Gray
The lazy freedoms of summer days present critical challenges for youth and families in Taos. Once school is out the supportive social structure and activities often disappear and youth are “left with finding something to do“ comments Angela Romero, TBH clinician who works at Taos High School.
Families are challenged by the current school schedule—with a long summer break—and few organized offerings that are accessible by location and are affordable. It is a reality that many families work 2-3 jobs to support their basic needs. “Many youth are unsupervised in the summer weeks and get into trouble and fall behind academically” states Sadie Quintanilla, TBH Director of School Programs. [Read more…] about Summer–Taos Behavioral Health Responds to the Season’s Challenge