By: Elizabeth Turner
The Tennessee Department of Education announced members and objectives of the statewide COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force, which was convened to support the holistic needs of Tennessee children in response to extended school building closures. Among the members of the task force are Linda Brown, who serves as referral coordinator for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s (VKC) Tennessee Disability Pathfinder and president for The Arc Tennessee, and Angela Webster, MSW, VKC Community Advisory Council member and executive director of the Association of Infant Mental Health in Tennessee (AIMHiTN).
Governor Bill Lee charged Commissioner Penny Schwinn to convene the COVID-19 Child Wellbeing Task Force in response to the pandemic’s long-term effects on Tennessee’s school districts and students. The goal of the Task Force is to help communities come together to check on Tennessee kids.
“The Child Wellbeing Task Force will work to ensure that the needs of Tennessee children are met during and after extended periods away from school, and to empower local communities to meaningfully engage in ways that support child wellbeing,” said Commissioner Schwinn. “I am encouraged by these dedicated individuals from across the state who have stepped up to serve.”
Click here to view the Tennessee Department of Education press release in its entirety.
Last Updated: 6/19/2020 11:59:04 AM
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