Families for Depression Awareness is hosting a free webinar called Preventing Suicides: Supporting the Teens in Your Life — on Sept. 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) School Counselor Advisory Council (SCAC) was joined by the Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) during the counselors’ June 2 meeting to discuss the students’ advocacy work around mental health.
A week following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, students on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) discussed some policy suggestions for school safety at their May 31st meeting.
As the focus around student mental health grows through legislation, policy changes, and continued discussion, it is becoming more apparent that support is crucial, especially in Kentucky.
Students and peers know me as a funny and lively student. Education leaders across the state know me as a boundary-breaking student with a bright future. Finally, teachers know me as the student who requires monthly letters sent home regarding unsatisfactory grades.
Students on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council joined Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and Gov. Andy Beshear on May 12 at the Kentucky State Capitol for the ceremonial signing of House Bill (HB) 44, which allows local school districts’ attendance policies to include provisions for a student’s mental health or behavioral health status.
The Kentucky Board of Education held its April regular meeting at the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state championship on April 20. The board members toured the STLP projects and challenges and also received an update on the Lt. Governor’s student mental health work.
With the nonresident student attendance portions of House Bill 563 (2021) set to go into effect in July, staff from the Kentucky Department of Education’s Office of Finance and Operations met with school district leaders for the April Superintendents Webcast to examine how the legislation will affect those districts.
The Well@Work podcast has released a new episode aimed at addressing health and wellness in the wake of COVID-19.
Kentucky’s Student Advisory Council hears updates on student mental health work, discusses new college-going campaign
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Commissioner’s Student Advisory Council heard updates on student mental health work and discussed a new Higher Education Matters Campaign launched by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education at its March 22 meeting.