Gary Pettengell was interviewed for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Work Talks Podcast. You can listen to the podcast here.
American children’s mental health is worsening. Young people and their families are dealing with the emotional impact of inflation, social injustice, mass violence, and grief related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode, NASW talks to Gary Pettengell, co-founder and CEO of ECINS (Empowering Communities with Integrated Network Systems) and Kimberly Matias, LCSW, a school social worker in the Providence (Rhode Island) public school district, about the problematic decline in children’s mental health in the United States, and what social workers can do to help.