How will kids be affected by the absence of school?

With students heading back to school, mental health advocates and educators are waving a red flag after discovering Gov. Phil Murphy’s revised budget proposal cuts nearly $12 million to a state office providing school-based services for mental health counseling, sex education, suicide and substance abuse prevention. Advocates are calling the cuts unconscionable at a time when those issues among teens are on the rise. A spokesperson for the state says the services are offered in just a fraction of schools and can be found elsewhere. Dr. Eileen Kennedy Moore is a child psychologist based in Princeton and disagrees with that argument. She joins Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi.

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