AASD Receives Mental Health Services Grant

AASD Receives School-Based Mental Health Services Grant
Posted on 07/24/2018
Sixty-four school districts and consortiums are sharing $3.25 million in state grant funding to provide school-based mental health services. The Appleton Area School District received $65,000.

All of the funded projects involve collaboration with community mental health providers and other stakeholders to create comprehensive support systems for children, youth, and families.

Students deal with the same mental health issues as adults, such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, and substance abuse. Whether treated or not, these problems can tie into major challenges found in schools: chronic absence, low achievement, disruptive behavior, and dropping out.

Grant applicants conducted a local needs assessment along with their community partners to focus the proposal. Additionally, applicants had to demonstrate how parents, caregivers, and families would be involved in the project.

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Learn more about student mental health resources in the AASD