Denver Public Schools Need A Mental Health Counselor
We demand that the Denver Public Schools Board of Education hire a full-time mental health counselor in every school, and that those counselors are predominately people of color, in order to be reflective of the students they serve.
We recently delivered testimony to the Denver Public School Board of Education to share student stories, explain why mental health is a schools issue, and ask the district to:
- Pass and fund a school board resolution mandating that all Denver Public Schools hire at least one full-time mental health counselor
- Train all district staff on trauma-informed practices each year
- Hire counselors who are reflective in identity of the students they work with