The California State Legislature is calling on local school districts to come up with new ways to fill big gaps in mental health care for children and teens, setting aside $50 million this year for schools willing to try new ways of detecting and preventing mental illness through campus-based services. The Mental Health Student Services
Author – Jeremy Duda In the wake of legislative inaction on bipartisan legislation to create a school safety task force, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman will create her own task force within the Arizona Department of Education. The Arizona School Safety Task Force will craft a model school safety plan and serve as a
Author – Priscilla Casper TUCSON- Casa de los Niños is partnering with the Tucson Unified School District to provide behavioral health services to students and their families through a new pilot program. “I think it is vital because it removes a barrier for the family and student to access services,” said Dave Slay, an
Author – Amir Vera Public schools need more mental health professionals and fewer police, according to a recently released report by the American Civil Liberties Union. The report found that nearly one-third of public school students, more than 14 million, are enrolled in schools with police but without a counselor, nurse, psychologist or social worker.