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Critical Children's Mental Health Legislation Reintroduced

APA staff support the Healthy Transitions Act, Mental Health in Schools Act and Positive Behavior for Safe and Effective Schools Act.

PI-GRO continues to provide critical leadership and support for efforts to advance legislation related to children's mental health, including:

  • H.R. 2691, the Healthy Transitions Act, which would provide supports to individuals with serious mental illness, as they transition to adulthood;
  • H.R. 2531, the Mental Health in Schools Act, which would expand the scope of Safe Schools/Health Students by ensuring that promotion, prevention, and treatment services are culturally and linguistically appropriate; and
  • H.R. 2597, the Positive Behavior for Safe and Effective Schools Act, which would promote the adoption of school-wide positive behavior supports.