Too few children in California have access to mental health care services. By locating services at schools, we can effectively and efficiently reach children and youth with the mental health supports they need, because school-based health systems meet students where they are and can improve both health and education outcomes.
Fresno and Sacramento Counties are great examples of programming that supports student mental health. Join Children Now and the Steinberg Institute to hear from Sacramento and Fresno Counties on how their programs were financed and administered, and receive recommendations on how to replicate these programs so that other counties can expand their school-based mental health services.
Thursday, October 29
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
David W. Gordon – Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools
Tammy Frates – Senior Director of Behavioral Health Programs & Services, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Toby Ewing – Executive Director, California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
Trish Small – Director, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Trina Frazier – Chief Student Services Officer, Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Moderated by Lishaun Francis, Associate Director of Health Collaborations at Children Now, and Maggie Merritt, Executive Director of the Steinberg Institute