Los Angeles: Call for more mental health professionals to prevent school schootings

Feb 27, 2018, Los Angeles Times: L.A. County supervisors seek to expand program that aims to reduce school shootings The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue expansion of a county program designed to prevent school shootings. … Since the program was created in 2009, mental health professionals have worked with law enforcement to identity and provide help to students who show signs of potential violence. The program currently has 10 mental health professionals on staff, but because of an increase in calls, Hahn said she thinks it needs to expand. … "What's needed is not just more staff … but training for parents and for students," she said.