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St. Lawrence County, NY: $200,000 for mental health team in schools

Aug 16, 2017, Watertown (NY) Daily Times: St. Lawrence County receives $200,000 state grant to add mental health staff http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news05/st-lawrence-county-receives-200000-state-grant-to-add-mental-health-staff-20170816 Through a new state-funded program, St. Lawrence County is hiring two mental health employees who will provide weekend on-call and after-hour support to children and families in the county’s 17 public school districts. The county received a $200,000 grant from the state’s Office of Mental Health to create a Children and Family Support Team that will provide, coordinate and hold stakeholder meetings in each school district to identify how the county’s mental health clinic can better serve the community. ... Assistant County Administrator Philip L. Paige said there is a greater demand for mental health services for children. “Based on the number of referrals the mental health clinic is receiving, the ages are trending low,” Mr. Paige said. “Emergencies don’t often happen during regular work hours.” ...