CalMHSA Program Partner Spotlight – California Department of Education

A central recommendation that came from the Department of Education’s Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup was to incorporate into educational credentialing programs a curriculum which would enable educators to identify, reach, and teach students affected by mental health conditions and promote school environments and strategies that improve school climate and positive discipline.  If adopted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), all appropriate credentialing programs would have to include mental health and wellness curricula, with information about mental health conditions and how they manifest at schools.