Teen girl mental health, Teaching African American studies

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A psychologist joins us to explore why teenage girls are having more mental health problems than teen boys. Then, we learn more about the consequences of some states restricting how schools teach African American studies.

Featured in this Show

  • Why teen girls report more mental health problems than teen boys, and how to help them

    A report from the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health found that teenage girls in the state are facing depression and other mental health issues at nearly twice the rate of boys the same age. A clinical psychologist joins us to look at what’s driving the discrepancy and what parents and caregivers can do to help.

  • Arkansas joins Florida in rejecting AP African American studies

    Last week, the Arkansas Department of Education warned schools not to offer AP African-American studies. This is the latest in a series of moves by conservative states changing the ways Black history can be taught. We discuss why it’s happening and what it means for students.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Stacey Nye Guest
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings Guest

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