As a clinical child psychologist and associate professor of social work, I’m concerned by the national discourse around mental health, violence and schools, as pundits offer misguided and simplistic solutions to the very complex issue of student mental health: Arm the teachers. Install metal detectors. Practice lockdown procedures. We can all agree that safety in […]
Author Archives: Esther Calzada
Dr. Esther Calzada is a clinical child psychologist, an associate professor of social work at The University of Texas at Austin and a fellow in the OpEd Project. Her program of research, focused on family and intergenerational processes and interventions, aims to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in mental health problems and academic achievement.