Tammy Smith-Hinchey, Nurse Coordinator with the St. Joseph School District (SJSD) in Missouri, wants to see the district educate students and families on coping mechanisms for opioid use, and focus on providing mental healthcare in the schools and community.
The School Safety Initiative, led by the FBI, is a proactive effort to prevent school tragedies by sharing research with schools and creating threat assessment teams comprised of school counselors, staff, and school resource officers.
Rhode Island has received $3.9 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to increase access to evidence-based, culturally responsive and sustaining trauma support services and mental health care in schools.
Proposes a vision and path forward for a broad coalition of partners to bring inclusive, equitable, and evidence-based supports to students and educators experiencing trauma and transform outcomes in the Appalachian region.
Like many parents on May 24, Kelly Goldmann, whose three children attend Wauwatosa Schools, watched in horror as the news unfolded about the violent tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers and wounded 17 others.
After seeing other parents experience her worst fear that day she knew she had to do something.