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    On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, School Mental Health hosted the 32nd Annual District Crisis Team Training at the California Endowment for over 275 crisis team members throughout the District. In his poignant keynote address, retired California Highway Patrol, Sergeant Kevin Briggs talked about his work patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge for over 17 years and the lessons he learned from his active rescues and how those lessons intertwined with his personal life. After the general session, participants attended a full day of workshops about various topics including grief and loss, domestic violence, trauma, suicide, escalating student behavior and Commercial Child Sexual Exploitation. The workshops were facilitated by staff from various community based agencies, as well as District staff. The venue, keynote address, as well as the continental breakfast were made possible thanks to: The California Endowment, Sandy Hook Promise, Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health, Friends of Safe Schools USA, California Credit Union, Office Solutions, and Retirement Choices of California.



    The California Department of Education for the Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) has awarded School Mental Health, in partnership with Youth Policy Institute (YPI) a three year grant to implement Trauma Informed Schools, at 21 schools. In November 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, which reduced the penalties for certain non-serious and non-violent property and drug offenses and required the resulting state savings to be invested in prevention and support services. The proposition requires 25 percent of the state savings to be allocated to the State Department of Education for crime prevention and support of programs in kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) schools.

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