Town Hall: Student Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to students, educators, and parents. Children have been especially vulnerable as we all grappled with the broad impacts of school closures and re-openings, physical distancing and social isolation, family loss or instability, and other unexpected changes. To help navigate these challenges, Senator Allen hosted a town hall on Wednesday, March 30 to discuss strategies and resources to support students as we recover from the pandemic. He was joined by the following experts:

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services CEO Dr. Jonathan Goldfinger

Los Angeles Unified School District Student Mental Health Director Joel Cisneros

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Mental Health Counseling Coordinator Shuli Lotan

Torrance Unified School District Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kati Krumpe