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Arkansas: Dept of Ed to spend $9M on student mental health

Sept 23, 2018, Harrison (AR) Daily Times: $9M grant for mental health The Ozarks Unlimited Resource Educational Service Cooperative based in Boone County will be one of three pilot programs in the state to benefit from a multi-million dollar federal grant for mental health services in schools. The Arkansas Department of Education …will receive about $1.8 million each year for five years to fund the Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education program. … Kindall said the program will also include education for teachers regarding positive school culture to benefit students, staff, educators and the community. “This grant comes at an especially significant time as we are studying ways to keep our students safe at school,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said. “The money will allow the department to seek training for educators that will equip them to recognize and address issues of substance abuse and mental health in schools.

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