USF EdD Student Appointed to Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup
Christopher Miller, a current Ed.D. student in the Learning and Instruction program in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, was recently appointed by the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) to be a member of the Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup (SMHPW).
Sponsored by the California Department of Education, the SMHPW is composed of teachers, school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, school administrators, state and county mental health professionals, and members of the public. The Workgroup exists to assess the mental health needs of California students and gather evidence to support policy recommendations to the SSPI and the California Legislature by developing policy recommendations related to mental health training for educators, youth suicide, student safety, and other mental health-related issues.
Miller currently works for the Diocese of San Jose as a youth and young adult minister at a Catholic Parish in San Jose, and has been very active in mental health education and advocacy for our youth at the local, state, and national levels.