Kansas lawmakers approve mental health program for students
April 8, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have approved a pilot program to team up schools and community mental health centers to treat some of the state's most at-risk children.
The measure would set aside $10 million to treat and track two pre-selected groups of children in six school districts across the state.
The availability of mental health treatment across the county has come under scrutiny in the aftermath of mass school shootings, most recently the February attack in Parkland, Florida. Republican Rep. Barbara Landwehr, of Wichita, who sponsored the proposal, says mental health reso...