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Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup

The Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup will assess the current mental health needs of California students and gather evidence to support its policy recommendations to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the California Legislature.

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) Tom Torlakson has convened a Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup (SMHPW) with funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) External link opens in new window or tab. . The CalMHSA is an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. It administers Prevention and Early Intervention programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) (Proposition 63 [2004]) on a statewide, regional, and local basis.

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California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) logo; Compassion; Action; Change
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The all-volunteer, unpaid work group is comprised of teachers, school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, and school administrators, as well as state and county mental health professionals. The combined expertise of this diverse group will assess the current mental health needs of California students and gather evidence to support its policy recommendations to the SSPI and to the California Legislature.

The SMHPW will meet on a quarterly basis and all meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, & Minutes

2014

June 24, 2014

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

February 28, 2014

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

2013

March 8, 2013

Sacramento County Office of Education
10474 Mather Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95655

May 31, 2013

Sacramento County Office of Education
10474 Mather Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95655

August 23, 2013

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

December 17, 2013

Sierra Health Foundation
1321 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833

2012 Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes


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Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup Members

Questions:   Educational Options, Student Support, and American Indian Education Office | eossaieo@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-2183
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