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MU Family Access Center of Excellence to provide mental health support to Boone County schools

May 14, 2021 MU Family Access Center of Excellence (FACE) of Boone County and Boone County school leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will outline enhanced mental health support for approximately 24,000 school-aged children and their families. These services are made possible by a ¼-cent tax passed by citizens of Boone County in 2012, which created the Boone County Community Services Department’s Services Fund. The MOU between FACE and Boone County schools will allow FACE to create tailored support for children, classrooms, school buildings, and school districts across Boone County. In 2021, FACE merged with the Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition which administers annual screenings of K-12 students for social, emotional and behavioral health concerns; provides consultation and training for teachers and administrators; and provides counseling and case management services for higher risk students. “FACE represented the beginning of a close partnership among the Boone County Schools,” Peter...

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