ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith hosts Common Purpose, Uncommon Times on Facebook Live Mondays at 5:30 p.m., providing viewers with information from the state Capitol and how it impacts you, answering your questions and helping you focus on being the student advocate that your community needs right now.
Sept. 14 Episode — Financing Mental Health in Schools
Before COVID-19, youth suicides were rising. The pandemic has only exacerbated the problem, and school budgets have failed to keep pace with the mental health needs of our students. How can school leaders help? Watch as ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith talks with Alex Briscoe of California Children’s Trust and Elizabeth Estes, founder of Breaking Barriers, about their new guide on financing mental health in schools.