Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in News | 0 comments

Now more than ever there must be a comprehensive approach to supporting the wellbeing of students.  This guide is meant for school leaders—and it is focused on practical strategies that can be used now. 

Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools

This brief was co-developed by The California Children’s Trust (The Trust) and Breaking Barriers. Hathaway-Sycamores CEO Debbie Manners and Hathaway-Sycamores Vice President of School-Based Services & Early Education Marisa Perez-Martin are included among the contributors and reviewers of the brief. Click here to open the guide as a pdf.

The California Children’s Trust is a statewide initiative to reinvent our state’s approach to children’s social, emotional, and developmental health. The Trust works to transform the administration, delivery, and financing of child-serving systems to ensure that they are equity driven and accountable for improved outcomes. The Trust regularly presents its Framework for Solutions and policy recommendations in statewide and national forums. Learn more at

Breaking Barriers is a collaborative of leaders from across child-serving systems throughout California who are united by the conviction that only through collaborative planning and problem solving can we ensure the educational, social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of California’s children and youth. Learn more at

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