State Reps. John Galloway and Perry Warren announced that Pennsbury School District is receiving $150,000 to provide tiered mental health and behavioral support to its students, staff and families. Additionally, the Network of Victim Assistance will receive $254,613 to teach second graders about appropriate relationships.
The state grants, announced by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, aim to improve mental health outcomes for children and adults affected by violence in Bucks County.
“We all know that the pandemic took a toll on our students as the enforced isolation impacted many kids’ mental health negatively, with an increase in depression and other mental health issues reported,” said Galloway. “Thanks to this state grant funding, the Pennsbury School District will be able to advance their mental health services and outreach for students, helping them to develop resiliency and recover from the impact of COVID.”
“Congratulations to the recipients for their hard-earned awards,” said Warren. “This specialized work performed through NOVA and at Pennsbury School District reflects on the dedication that our community has for its children and adults affected by violence and crime. This is certainly funding that you wish you didn’t have to create, but it is the most critical work that it supports.”