By Steven Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare, December 12, 2019
Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente on Thursday expanded its multi-year effort to provide tens of thousands of schools across the country with resources to help students and staff members cope with trauma and stress.
The Resilience in School Environments, or RISE, project, will reach at least 25,000 schools by 2023, Kaiser said, as it provides mental health and wellness support to staff and students.
The initiative began in 2017 to educate teachers from under-resourced public schools on ways to cope with stress and other mental health challenges they may face in the classroom. It started in select K-12 schools in California, Colorado and Georgia.