Behind the Story: Healing the Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis

An assistant teacher in the TIP program helps children line up at the classroom door.

Today on a bonus episode of the EdSurge Podcast we’re talking about the youngest victims of the opioid crisis.

They’re preschoolers whose parents or caregivers misuse painkillers; some have become addicted to heroin or other street drugs as a result. One expert called these kids “America’s lost children.” Of course, educators haven’t given up on them. But they recognize teaching these kids brings unique challenges.