Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

2017-2022 Kansas State Professional Development Grant (SPDG) School Mental Health Professional Development

School Mental Health Professional Development

Grant Executive Summary

On April 12, 2017 the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) submitted a grant proposal to the United States Department of Education. KSDE has successfully implemented multiple priorities of the State Personnel Development Grants (SPDG) since 1999.  The 2017-2022 SPDG proposal addresses a singular critical Kansas priority area for schools by establishing a systematic, coordinated, tiered system of trauma-informed, school mental health (SMH) that will build the resilience of Kansas children and adolescents with disabilities and their peers.  The overarching goal of the SPDG is to improve resilience and achievement of children and adolescents with disabilities and their peers through the sustained implementation of systematic tiered levels of evidence-based mental health interventions.

The 2017 – 2022 Kansas State Personnel Development Grant executive summary can be found by clicking here.  If you have questions or would like more information regarding this school mental health professional development opportunity, you may contact one of the following:

Kerry Haag     khaag@ksde.org

Myron Melton     mmelton@ksde.org

Amy Gaumer-Erickson     agaumer@ku.edu