Education is a key stepping stone to participating and thriving in our communities. Students of all ages attend school to build skills for success. But not everyone has access to quality education. Those who struggle with their mental health without support often have a harder time doing well in school. School systems and educational institutions across the United States must train teachers and administrators to recognize student needs. They must also ensure that schools have the resources and partnerships they need to provide mental health supports at any age. Grade schools must reduce suspensions and expulsions, and instead implement proven interventions to support the development of better behaviors. By ensuring access to supportive programs for young adults in college, and guaranteeing access to quality education for our incarcerated citizens, communities can lay the foundation for greater prosperity now, and in the future.
- Increase access to quality education and vocational training
- Expand access to mental and behavioral health education, support, and care for all students
- Raise Awareness, Embrace Difference, Support Mental Health
Equitas Progress Report: Is Colorado Promoting Mental Health and Freedom over Punishment and Incarceration?
Webinar recorded by CBHC on behalf of Colorado’s MHDCJS Legislative Task Force. View the webinar on the CBHC website....
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