The House Education Committee held hearings over two days to gather testimony and recommendations regarding student mental health in schools. Included in the panels was RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp, who testified regarding creating viable student mental health programming, including revitalizing the Student Assistance Programs (SAP) that build upon continued relationships and expertise of the community-based mental health providers. RCPA also outlined sustainable allocation strategies to ensure funding be directed to the school districts and the development of a large-scale, statewide mental health strategy. View our testimony here.
You can also view The Keystone Newsroom’s article addressing the hearings.
If you have questions or comments, please contact RCPA Policy Director Jim Sharp.