Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can rob children and young adults of the joy of learning, fun and friendships at school. School personnel are in a unique position to intervene and help children and parents fight this heartbreaking condition. Effective treatment is available and relief is achievable. This web site is designed to provide valuable knowledge about OCD for all school personnel, including regular, bilingual, special educators, school psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, administrators, and paraprofessionals.
If OCD intrudes on school, it is so important that school personnel ally with the child to skillfully address OCD just as they would with any child suffering from a medical illness. Even if OCD isn't functionally impairing in the school setting, just knowing that your teacher is on your side or, put differently, that the school environment is free of stigma, can make a real positive difference.” John S. March, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Neurosciences Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
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