CCT Testimony at the Little Hoover Commission Hearing: COVID-19 and Children’s Mental Health

California’s influential independent state oversight agency invited Alex Briscoe to provide testimony during Part 1 of a three-part series of panels titled “COVID 19 and Children’s Mental Health.”

The discussion explored the impact of the COVID pandemic on children’s mental and emotional well-being. It also explored opportunities for California to support children’s mental and emotional health, and ensure that children have access to care and services.

Final Report

CCT Presentation Materials

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Tom Insel, Chair of the Steinberg Institute Board of Directors and Former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
  • Lishaun Francis, Associate Director, Health Collaborations, Children Now
  • Christine Stoner-Mertz, CEO, California Alliance of Child and Family Services
  • Alex Briscoe, Principal, California Children’s Trust

About the Little Hoover Commission

The Little Hoover Commission is America’s only permanent, independent citizens commission working to improve state government. A nonpartisan oversight agency created in 1962, the Commission includes 13 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders. The Commission’s mission is to investigate state operations and promote efficiency, economy and improved service.