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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm
Online Via Zoom

Mental health has long been an issue in Michigan’s K-12 schools. In 2022, parents, teachers, administrators and school districts are moving to expand, nurture and protect student mental health and classroom safety. Michigan is adding 500 school psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses – a $240 million allocation – to help assure student wellness in response to unexpected threats. New initiatives are aimed at creating schools as safe havens while balancing academic, social and emotional learning. A panel of experts reviews the initiatives in IPPSR’s first Public Policy Forum of 2022 set for Tuesday, Jan. 25 at noon online.

Speakers for this session include:

  • Lauren Mangus, of Michigan Association of School Psychologists
  • Sandy Bennett, of the Michigan Association of School Social Workers as well as a representative of the Michigan School Counselor Association. 
  • Natalie Moser, director of the MSU Psychological Clinic and member of the East Lansing Public Schools Mental Health Advisory Committee
  • Shannon Underwood, of the Michigan School Counselor Association
  • Karla Vandenberg, bridge team consultant, Michigan Association of School Social Workers.

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