Macoupin Co. receives grant for mental health needs in children


November 15, 2023

The Macoupin Co. Health Department recently received a $200,000 grant from the IDPH to prevent adverse childhood experiences in the post-pandemic era.

Chief Operating Officer Becky Hatlee says that the funds in part, will be used to identify mental health needs of children between the ages of 11-21 post Covid.

She says it will also provide training and education, resources, and care coordination to school staff and healthcare workers on post COVID adverse childhood experiences identification.

The work will go towards the development of a resource guide and a referral document for all eight sch...

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