Centralmaine.com quotes Angelosante on addressing youth vaping

Courtney Angelosante, a lecturer in special education in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, spoke to Centralmaine.com for a story about Maine School Administrative District 11 joining a lawsuit against vaping company Juul Labs, Inc. In response to school officials’ concerns about a potential increase in youth vaping following the COVID-19 pandemic, Angelosante said schools need to be prepared to address a number of student needs. “We want to screen them for their attendance, for their behavior, somatic complaints, all those things, we want to be screening for, but things are going to be different,” said Angelosante, a board-certified behavior analyst. “In some ways, I’ve been encouraged with the level of family engagement and at the same place, I’m worried for the students we lost track of and who are not engaged or balancing their social skills,” she added.