$7 million investment supports mental health resources for CPS students

The grants aim to help students through programs that offer social and emotional support, trauma-informed learning environments and more.

$7 million investment supports mental health resources for CPS students
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2020, file photo, students wearing face masks work on computers at Tibbals Elementary School in Murphy, Texas. A new poll from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that most parents fear that their children are falling behind in school while at home during the pandemic (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) LM Otero, File / AP Photo
$7 million investment supports mental health resources for CPS students
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2020, file photo, students wearing face masks work on computers at Tibbals Elementary School in Murphy, Texas. A new poll from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that most parents fear that their children are falling behind in school while at home during the pandemic (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) LM Otero, File / AP Photo

$7 million investment supports mental health resources for CPS students

The grants aim to help students through programs that offer social and emotional support, trauma-informed learning environments and more.

More than $7 million in grants will fund pilot programs to help Chicago Public Schools students with pandemic learning loss by focusing on their mental health. The announcement comes on the heels of a shooting outside of a Bronzeville high school that left a 14-year-old student and a security guard wounded, and an alleged racist act at Marist High School’s homecoming dance.

Reset checks in with an expert about the need for mental health resources for students during the pandemic, and what parents and schools can do to promote their well-being.

GUEST: Colleen Cicchetti, clinical psychologist and executive director of Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine