“Schools and educators must invest in long-term efforts that prioritize making mental health and social and emotional learning part of the fabric of public education,” writes EDC's Shai Fuxman in this op-ed about the impact of the pandemic on students’ mental health.
The achievements of the USAID-funded Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze (HDAK) youth work readiness project in Rwanda are highlighted. EDC’s Alejandra Bonifaz discusses the legacy of HDAK, which has benefited at least 40,097 youths.
In an op-ed, EDC’s Julie Goldstein Grumet and Heidi Kar discuss how to address the suicide crisis facing police officers nationally. The authors argue “to save the lives of those who are responsible for saving our lives, we must create spaces for police officers to talk openly about suicide.”