CT lawmakers plan to focus on mental health and other issues including more support for educators and preventing sex crimes against children.
Experts share tips and best practices for talking to children about the shooting at the Uvalde, Texas elementary school.
Passage of the bills was a first step toward confronting what experts have called an escalating crisis in Connecticut and elsewhere.
The bill would bolster school mental health programs, increase wages for child care workers and create a minority teacher scholarship fund.
The children’s mental health crisis in Connecticut and elsewhere has spurred several proposals now under consideration by lawmakers.
The bill includes initiatives to improve and expand mental health workforce development, services in schools, insurance coverage and more.
Legislators have described the mental health crisis among children as one of the most crucial priorities this session.
New psychiatric beds and other services for children top a list of mental health investments in the $24.2 billion budget Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled Wednesday.
Pandemic-related issues will top the agenda for lawmakers on the education and children’s committees during the upcoming legislative session.
The CT Senate GOP minority outlined a mental-health package at a news conference geared to politics as well as policy.
House and Senate leaders say that Connecticut’s overburdened and understaffed mental health system will be a legislative priority in 2022.
Connecticut lawmakers are already beginning to plan reforms that will target what experts have called a crisis.
An influx of students showed up in crisis at school in recent months, and the trend continued into the school year.
Every family has its pandemic story, one that—as health care professionals know—can be summarized by two words: anxiety and loss.
The House of Representatives gave final approval to legislation addressing the impact of COVID on students’ mental health and education.