(a) The State Department of Public Health shall
24establish a grant program within the Public School Health Center
25Support Program to fund activities and services to directly address
26the mental health and related needs of students who are impacted
27by trauma. This grant program shall be named Promoting
28Resilience: Offering Mental Health Interventions to Support
30(b) Grant funds shall be used according to the following
32(1) Grant funds shall be used by eligible applicants to directly
33address the mental health and related needs of students who are
34impacted by trauma.
35(2) Grant funds
may be used for the following activities and
37(A) Individual, family, and group counseling.
38(B) Targeted outreach and education.
39(C) Risk screening, triage, and referral to campus-based
P5 1(D) Schoolwide violence prevention and response efforts.
2(E) Youth development programming related to trauma and
4(F) Crisis response coordination and services.
5(G) Case management services.
6(H) Coordination with off-campus mental health and support
8(I) Staff training and consultation on supporting students’
10(J) Oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the above
11activities and services.
12(3) Individual, family, and group counseling funded by a grant
13awarded pursuant to this section may be provided by any of the
15(A) A mental health clinician licensed by the Board of
16Behavioral Sciences, including a licensed marriage and family
17therapist, a licensed clinical social worker, or a licensed
19(B) A clinical psychologist licensed by the Board of Psychology.
20(C) A psychiatric nurse practitioner licensed by the Board of
22(D) A psychiatrist licensed by the Medical Board of California.
23(E) A school social worker credentialed by the State of
25(F) An unlicensed mental health professional who is registered
26by either the Board of Behavioral Sciences or the Board of
27Psychology, and who is receiving clinical supervision as prescribed
28by that entity.
29(4) Other activities and services, including schoolwide violence
30prevention efforts, shall be provided or overseen by a mental health
31professional as described in subparagraphs (A) through (F),
32inclusive, of paragraph (3).
33(c) Grant funds shall be awarded according to the following
35(1) Eligible applicants shall include:
36(A) Local education agencies.
37(B) Nonprofit organizations.
38(C) Community health centers.
39(D) County mental health departments.
40(2) Grant applications shall comply with all of the following:
P6 1(A) Applicants shall describe their program to address the
2mental health and other related needs of students who are impacted
3by trauma, and to foster a positive school climate. At a minimum,
4the program described in the application shall include:
5(i) Individual, family, and
6(ii) Youth development programming related to trauma and
8(iii) Schoolwide violence prevention and response efforts,
9including, at a minimum, training for staff on trauma and their
10roles in preventing and responding to it.
11(iv) Coordination between school-based and community
13(v) A discussion of any components of the program for which
14funding does not yet exist or is currently insufficient and for which
15they are seeking grant funding.
16(B) Demonstrate the applicant’s ability to provide a dedicated
17space located on the school campus that will serve as the hub of
18the program, that will be youth friendly, and, for middle and high
19schools, that will be
regularly accessible to students on a drop-in
21(C) Provide evidence of a strong partnership and commitment
22to collaboration between the school and any agencies or
23organizations that will provide mental health, medical, or other
24related services on the school campus, whether funded by this
25grant or another funding source. Specific mechanisms by which
26applicants shall provide this evidence shall be detailed in the
27request for applications, but may include letters of agreement or
28support, memoranda of understanding, or draft, signed
30(3) Priority for awarding a grant shall be given to eligible
31applicants that demonstrate all of the following:
32(A) High levels of exposure to trauma and violence among the
access to mental health services among the target
36(C) An ability to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the
38(D) An ability to engage and serve subgroups of students within
39the target population who are disproportionately impacted by
40trauma and violence.
P7 1(E) A plan to hire staff with similar backgrounds and
2experiences to the target population and who can therefore
3enhance program impact.
4(F) A plan to obtain additional sources of funding or third-party
5reimbursement to create a robust and sustainable school-based
6mental health program.
7(G) A plan to integrate mental health and related services with
8primary medical care.
9(d) An eligible applicant that receives grant funds shall commit
10to all of the following:
11(1) Establish a written memorandum of understanding (MOU)
12between the school, the school district, and other agencies or
13organizations providing grant-funded mental health, medical, or
14other related services, in an effort to develop a strong collaborative
15partnership between involved entities.
16(A) The collaborative partnership shall do all of the following:
17(i) Include local education agency-employed personnel,
18including school administrators, teachers, and staff, and any school
19health personnel, including school nurses or social workers.
20(ii) Include personnel employed by other agencies or
organizations, including community health centers, who provide
22relevant services on campus.
23(iii) Establish and implement regular communication protocols
24between the school and agencies or organizations.
25(iv) Engage all relevant personnel in identifying students who
26would benefit from mental health or other related services and
27linking them to those services.
28(v) Promote the integration of funded services into the overall
30(B) The MOU shall do both of the following:
31(i) Describe how services are coordinated on the campus and
32how services will be integrated into the overall school environment.
the confidentiality and privacy of both education
34and health information, consistent with applicable federal and
36(2) Make services available to all students in the school,
37regardless of ability to pay.
38(3) Submit an annual report, including a discussion of all of the
40(A) The activities and services funded through the grant award.
P8 1(B) The number of students served through specific activities
3(C) The roles and credentials of personnel funded through the
5(D) Any additional funding sources that are available to enhance
6or sustain activities and services. To the extent possible,
7reporting requirements shall be consistent with those required by
8other funding mechanisms that support the program.
9(e) The department shall implement this section only to the
10extent that funding is made available, upon appropriation by the
11Legislature, from the following sources:
12(1) From funding made available through public sources, to
13the extent permitted by law, including, but not limited to, the Early
14and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program and
15local education agency Medi-Cal billing.
16(2) From private resources, including in-kind assistance, federal
17funding, and foundation support for the operation and distribution
18of grants for this program.