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Addressing mental health needs in students as they return to school

Students Mental Health
The following was originally published in Fox News.on Saturday, July 31st 2021.

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — As children get ready to return to school, Fox45 news is focusing on their mental health.

The New York Times reports urgent need for children’s mental health has been rising for years, and has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan Winhall, a psychotherapist and adjunct lecturer at the University of Toronto, joins the show to talk about her approach to children’s mental health.

Jan Winhall, M.S.W.  P.I.F.O.T. is an author, teacher and seasoned trauma and addiction psychotherapist. She is an Educational Partner and Course Developer with the Polyvagal Institute where she offers a training program based on her book Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, Routledge 2021. Completion of four levels leads students to become Felt Sense Polyvagal Model Facilitators. Her new book, 20 Embodied Practices for Healing Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, will be published by Norton to be available in March 2025. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto and a Certifying Co-Ordinator with the International Focusing Institute. Jan is Co-Director of the Borden Street Clinic where she supervises graduate students. She enjoys teaching all over the world.

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