Baylor University gifted over $450K for mental health training programs

Waco, Texas-based Baylor University has been granted $450,332 for its mental health training programs, FOX 44 reported April 6.

The funds come from the U.S. Department of Education's Mental Health Service Professionals Demonstration Program. 

The legislation hopes to address recent mass shootings by making mental health services more accessible in schools, according to the news outlet. 

"No parent should fear for the safety of their student when they drop them off at school, and no student should be afraid when they walk into the classroom," Sen. John Cornyn told FOX 44. "In the aftermath of the tragedy in Uvalde, I’m grateful that meaningful solutions are starting to be delivered through this funding to prevent violence, provide training to school personnel and students, and hire additional mental health professionals in Texas schools."

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