Joint Hearing Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Response and Education


On August 18, 2021, the Senate Education Committee held a joint informational hearing with the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response. Alex Briscoe, CCT’s Principal, was invited to present on how the state can increase and improve support for the mental and behavioral health needs of students as they return to in-person learning during ongoing challenges of the pandemic.


CCT Presentation and Comments

  • Time stamp 1:33:50, Alex Briscoe, Principal, California Children’s Trust, provides testimony
  • Time stamp 2:15:14 State Senator Brian Dahle commends Briscoe’s solution-oriented presentation and addresses him directly to comment on whether there are specific and proven approaches the state can take to address California’s youth mental health crisis that has only worsened from the twin pandemics of COVID and racial inequity.

CCT Presentation Materials