Alamance-Burlington County to receive $17 million for student mental health

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North Carolina public schools have received a $17 million grant to help address the mental health needs of students across the state. The US Department of Education has awarded a grant to address staffing shortages in 15 districts that have identified a need. Alamance-Burlington is among 15 districts receiving funding. The grant will serve to increase the number of school counselors, social workers and mental health clinicians. will make a big difference in addressing staffing challenges in school districts,” said Pachovia Lovett, NCDPI’s school social work consultant, who sought the two grants. “We are very excited to begin this work and want to see the impact of retaining and re-specializing counselors and social workers into school mental health providers.” Districts use the grant in a variety of ways, including offering stipends to graduate interns, paying for tuition assistance and retraining costs, and/or offering sign-on bonuses and add-on upgrades. Officials say it will increase the number of licensed school mental health providers by at least 60 within five years.

North Carolina public schools have received a $17 million grant to help address the mental health needs of students across the state.

The US Department of Education has awarded a grant to address staffing shortages in 15 districts that have identified a need.

Alamance-Burlington is among 15 districts receiving funding.

The grant will serve to increase school counselors, social workers and mental health clinicians.

“Providing mental health school candidates with tuition assistance, quality professional development, entry incentives and increased adjuncts will go a long way toward addressing staffing challenges in school districts,” said Pachovia Lovett, NCDPI School Social Work. consultant who sought two grants. “We are very excited to begin this work and want to see the impact of retaining and re-specializing counselors and social workers into school mental health providers.”

Districts use the grant in a variety of ways, including offering stipends to graduate interns, providing tuition and retraining assistance, and/or offering signing bonuses and add-on upgrades.

Officials say it will increase the number of licensed school mental health providers by at least 60 within five years.

Alamance-Burlington County to receive $17 million for student mental health

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