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Central Florida Schools Get Millions of Dollars for Mental-Health Services After Parkland Shooting – The Orlando Sentinel

After years of “begging” the Legislature for more resources, Central Florida schools are getting millions of dollars to spend on mental health counselors and services for students this year — a result of the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Each district is substantially increasing the number of counselors, social workers or psychologists; training personnel on warning signs; and sometimes offering parents educational sessions on mental health. Some districts are even setting aside money to cover uninsured and under-insured students so they can get additional mental health treatment in the community.

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