Beaufort County Schools gets grant for mental health services

Beaufort County Schools gets grant for mental health services


THREE SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE STATE AWARDED GRANT MONEY TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. THE FUNDING BEGINS WITH 1-POINT-7-MILLION DOLLARS THIS FISCAL YEAR. THE ‘AWARE’ GRANT HAS THREE GOALS — TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, REDUCE DROP-OUTS AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES IN THE CLASSROOM, AND CONNECT STUDENTS WITH COMMUNITY SERVICES. “The first focus is going to be professional development for our teachers. Make sure they understand mental illness and how it affects students in the classroom. Also our bus drivers, custodians.. Anyone that comes in contact with our students so they can be aware that our students do have issues and they can help our students.” THE OTHER TWO DISTRICTS RECEIVING MONEY ARE CLEVELAND COUNTY AND ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. SCIENTISTS SAY A NEW

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