School of Education, Health, and Human Services and Wayne County/Finger Lakes Consortium of Community Schools Secure a United States Department of Education Mental Health Demonstration Grant

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School of Education, Health, and Human Services and Wayne County/Finger Lakes Consortium of Community Schools Secure a United States Department of Education Mental Health Demonstration Grant

The United States Department of Education Mental Health Demonstration Grant awarded was $2.5 million.

Tricia Snyder, on behalf of the SUNY Brockport School of Education, Health, and Human Services, partnered with Wayne County/Finger Lakes Consortium of Community Schools in applying for a United States Department of Education Mental Health Demonstration (USDOE MHD) Grant. They were awarded a $2.5 million grant over the course of five years or $500,000 per year. These funds are being used to provide student stipends (equitable access to high-impact practices and applied learning opportunities), as well as evidence-based interdisciplinary professional development and supervision to student interns from social work and school counseling with the intention of increasing the pipeline of professionally prepared student support/mental health school district employees within high need school communities.

The grant is being funded by the US Department of Education's Office of Safe and Supportive Schools. The NCSSLE office offers information and technical assistance to states, districts, schools, institutes of higher learning, and communities focused on improving school climate and conditions for learning.

The USDOE MHD grant was chosen by the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) as a Grantee Highlight because of the emphasis on interdisciplinary school-based mental health, high-level evidence-based supervision, and training and alignment to restorative practices within trauma and culturally responsive learning environments through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in a Community Schools/Whole Child Framework.

A link to an article highlighting the work being done can be found below.


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Contact:

Denise Swift: deswift@brockport.edu

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