Amherst Central School District

Amherst Family Support Center

The project will build capacity within the new Amherst Family Support Center, which will deliver critical mental health services for children and families. This will include staff training in the Family Systems approach to therapy, additional furnishings, and sensory integration resources.

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Amherst, NY
AMOUNT: $46,000
YEAR AWARDED: 2020
WEBSITE: www.amherstschools.org


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued