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San Luis Obispo, CA: Teachers receive mental health training; "identifying someone in need"

Sept 12, 2018, KSBY, San Luis Obispo, CA,: Santa Maria schools to implement mental health training for teachers, students http://www.ksby.com/story/39081302/santa-maria-schools-to-implement-mental-health-training-for-teachers-students Santa Maria schools are getting ready to launch a new district-wide mental health training program that makes teachers and students capable of identifying someone in need. The program through Transitions Mental Health Association has seen success at San Luis Obispo High School, and district leaders in Santa Maria hope it can help their kids…. All of the teachers at the high school were trained last year, along with 35 students, according to Benson…. The training does not eliminate the need for a school counselor, according to Kaplan, nor does it serve the same purpose as a school counselor. Rather, the program expands resources for students and staff in need of help….