By Mary McPhail Gray
“Whenever we first receive a referral on a student who is struggling at school, we always ask them if there is anything going on at home that we should know about,” says Madalena Miera, the manager for the Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS) program for Taos High School and Chrysalis Program. The CCSS staff at Taos Behavioral Health provides wrap around services for students referred by teachers and counselors.
“Sadly, we may hear that a student is sleeping on the floor, that there is no heat in the house, that there is not enough food” states Miera—all situations that result in stress that can be seen at school. The CCSS staff then tries to activate appropriate community support to help the family and the student. [Read more…] about Relieving Stress: Services to Taos High School and the Chrysalis Program