PTA is a child advocacy association. Its legislative mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth at the local, state and federal levels. One of the Purposes of PTA is “to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.” PTA promotes and encourages legislative advocacy for the education and welfare of all children and youth.
Mental Health Services Resolution - originated by THHS PTSA
During California State PTA’s Statewide Association Meeting on June 9-11,2020 delegates from across the state voted to adopt a resolution that expands our members’ commitment to advocate for better mental health education for students, more mental health services in schools, and additional state funding for mental health and wellness programs for children and youth.
The mental health services resolution commits California State PTA to support and promote:
Age-appropriate social-emotional learning and mental health education for all students;
Mental health wellness and social emotional learning policies, including staff training, in schools;
Legislation to revise the California State Education Code to require school counselors at all levels of education;
Strategies to achieve the ACA-recommended 250:1 student-to-counselor ratio; and
Legislation, regulations and other measures at all levels of government to allocate funds that are sufficient to address mental health issues.