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Santa Barbara, CA: School staff trained in "student mental health concerns"

August 2, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent: Schools Reach Out on Student Stress http://www.independent.com/news/2017/aug/02/schools-reach-out-student-stress/ Even in safe and sunny Santa Barbara, toxic stress can take a toll, and K-12 students across Santa Barbara Unified School District have been mirroring their peers nationwide in terms of how they respond to mental-health issues personally and among close family and friends, according to the district’s Mental Health Wellness Committee. … Heading into 2017-18, the committee — composed of school administrators, counselors, psychologists, and members of the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness — “will highlight wellness tips, how to identify mental-health concerns, and make referrals when intervention … or medical treatment [is] appropriate,” according to a statement, which also explained that there have been “district-wide trainings with the International Trauma Center for school counselors, teachers, and other school staff to strengthen skills around recognizing and responding to student mental health concerns