Portsmouth among 7 school divisions statewide to receive student mental health grant

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth Public Colleges is one in every of seven college divisions statewide to be chosen to take part within the federal pupil psychological well being grant.

Out of all 132 college divisions in Virginia, Portsmouth Public Colleges was lucky sufficient to be chosen by the Virginia Division of Schooling to take part within the Federal Scholar Psychological Well being Grant Program, a $15 million nationwide initiative to help the enlargement of behavioral and psychological well being providers for college kids.

Officers say funding from the grant will help the division’s dedication to recruiting and retaining high-quality psychological well being professionals, reminiscent of college counselors, college psychologists and faculty social staff, in addition to present extra skilled improvement alternatives for division leaders and faculty directors.

“This grant will permit us to expound upon our dedication to help the entire baby,” stated Portsmouth Public Colleges Superintendent Dr. Elie Bracy, III.

To be taught extra in regards to the PPS’s ongoing efforts to offer behavioral and psychological well being assets for college kids and employees, go to their Right here to Assist webpage.

To be taught extra in regards to the grant, click on right here.

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