Social, Emotional, and Mental Health

ACSA supports targeted funding to enable schools to recruit, retain, and increase students’ access to school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, nurses, and mental health specialists and to provide additional professional development for all staff to meet the increasing and diverse needs of all students. Alaska’s students endure extremely high rates of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).  The trauma felt in our schools is not just limited to students; staff also feel the impact on their own social, emotional, and mental health.