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Integrating Mental Health Treatment Into After School Programs

In June, the David and Helen Gurley Brown Trust awarded the Menninger Clinic a grant for $7.5 million to develop after school programs. But these programs won’t focus on academic achievements. They’ll seek to improve kids’ social and emotional learning — skills that help create and maintain good relationships, develop empathy, set goals and make […]

Houston Matters microphonesIn June, the David and Helen Gurley Brown Trust awarded the Menninger Clinic a grant for $7.5 million to develop after school programs.

But these programs won’t focus on academic achievements. They’ll seek to improve kids’ social and emotional learning — skills that help create and maintain good relationships, develop empathy, set goals and make sound decisions.

We learn more from Dr. Patricia Gail Bray, founding director of the BridgeUp program at Menninger Clinic.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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