A West Virginia University study of the state’s public schools found that more than 70 percent of teachers reported an increase in students affected by substance use. Teachers need more training and more resources to keep up with “A Crisis in the Classroom,” according to Frankie Tack, WVU Addiction Studies Minor Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor.
“Teachers report a large increase in the number of students impacted by addiction in the home, a pervasive lack of confidence in knowing how to support these students, and a troubling rate of professional burnout. West Virginia teachers and schools need additional skills and resources to manage their classrooms and support the wave of students living in homes with addiction.” —Frankie Tack, Addiction Studies Minor Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor, WVU College of Education and Human Services
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