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Leaders Review Recommendations from Reimagining School Safety and Student Well-Being Committee [Video]

Montgomery County leaders reviewed preliminary recommendations from the Reimagining School Safety and Student Well-Being Committee, aimed to reshape public safety in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and provide social and mental support to students. County Executive Marc Elrich and other officials launched the effort in April. The 32-member steering committee was tasked with making recommendations []

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Community Mental Health Providers Say Staffing is a Challenge [Video]

Community and nonprofit mental health organizations in Montgomery County say hiring diverse professionals is a challenge. The county councils Education and Culture and Health and Human Services committees heard from several organizations during a virtual meeting Thursday. Jose Hernndez, a bilingual psychotherapist for the nonprofit Affiliated Sante Group, said barriers include a shortage of licensed []

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Leaders Focused on Mental Health Needs as Students Return to School [Video]

Monday was the first day of school for nearly 160,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students. MCPS is beginning the new academic year with in-person instruction five-days-a-week after 18 months of virtual and phased in-person learning due to COVID-19. While students live through a pandemic, leaders want to make sure they are supporting their mental []

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New Law Named After Raskin’s Son Provides Call-In Program for People Experiencing Mental Health Issues [Video]

Beginning July 1, people experiencing mental health issues can opt into a friendly call-in program to receive regular wellness calls or texts under a new Maryland law named in memory of the the son of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who died from suicide. The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act, which was signed into law April 13 []