Grant to Fund Mental Health First Aid for Youth in Kern County

The office of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools has announced the funding of a Youth Mental First Aid Program for Kern County. The office received a grant to produce the program, which will help teachers, volunteers, and others who work with youth of ages 12-18 to recognize and handle situations involving mental illness.

Coverage on Kern Golden Empire quotes Tatia Hunter-Jennings, School Counselor, Prevention Services for KCSOS and coordinator of the program, “This important educational effort goes a lot further than emergency intervention; it really helps people understand the shroud of fear and misjudgment facing individuals and families who experience mental illnesses and addiction.”

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