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Assemblymember Dr. Corey Jackson Introduces Bill to Expand Mental Health Resources to Students

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Sacramento - Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson announced the introduction of AB 1450: Trauma Informed Schools Act, aimed at improving the mental health and learning abilities of California's schoolchildren. AB 1450 would require all schools to conduct universal Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screenings and mental health assessments, as well as dyslexia screenings. [AM1] Additionally, each school campus would have to have a full-time mental health clinician and case manager available to provide support and resources to students.

AB 1450 also allows any source of state funding to be used to achieve these goals. Assemblymember Dr. Jackson believes that every student deserves access to the resources they need to succeed, both academically and emotionally.

"The mental health and well-being of our students is critical to their success, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they have access to the care and support they need," said Assemblymember Dr. Jackson. "This bill will provide schools with the resources they need to address the mental health and learning needs of their students."

AB 1450 represents a significant move towards addressing the mental health and academic needs of California's young learners. Assemblymember Dr. Corey A. Jackson is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all Californians, and this bill is a testament to his commitment to promoting the mental well-being and educational success of our children.