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Suffer the little children to come unto me…….
During a legislative session dominated by gnashing of teeth and deepening divide between political parties, a major ray of light broke through. Children, who have been largely invisible and voiceless participants in the crisis enveloping their families, were lifted up by legislators as a group deserving of special attention and support. Parental job loss, housing and income instability, academic and social disruptions, and increased isolation were cited as major causes of stress and emotional disturbance. This class describes how citizen advocates and legislators came together to forge a bi-partisan coalition of concern that resulted in major new investments in behavioral health programs, school-based counseling, and expanded Medicaid coverage for children in greatest need.
Click here on May 9 for the Zoom class