Parents / Talking with The School
If your child has been diagnosed with mental illness, it is important to let school personnel know about it. However, your child is so much more than an illness. The following article is very helpful on how to give teachers a fuller picture of your child that can help them build on your child’s strengths and better manage your child’s vulnerabilities. The Red Flags Toolkit gives a sample letter and other suggestions for working with school staff.
Written by Emily Graham
Students do best when parents and teachers work together. The start of a new school year is a great time to communicate with your child’s teacher. Here are things teachers should be aware of when working with your child. Sharing this information with a teacher will help her better understand your child’s needs and lay the groundwork for a cooperative relationship throughout the school year.