Center for Public Representation

The Rosie D. Preservation Project

The court recently ended its oversight of the Rosie D. case that overhauled the children?s mental health system in Massachusetts. Our safeguards project will ensure that the reforms of the case are maintained, and that kids with SED and ASD receive needed and timely home-based services to stay with their families and avoid out-of-home placements.

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Northampton, MA
AMOUNT: $459,540

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