Author Information

Angela MannFollow

College

Arts & Sciences

Department

Psychology

Rank

Assistant Professor

Biographical Statement

Dr. Angela Mann is a school psychologist, licensed child psychologist, and behavior analyst by training. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP). Dr. Mann’s research centers upon issues of social justice related to disparities in access to education for children with challenging behaviors and developmental disabilities. This includes identifying and disseminating strategies for the implementation of evidence-based practice for addressing challenging behaviors in schools.

Type of Work

Technical Report

Publication Information

Whitaker, A, Torres-Guillén, S., Morton, M., Jordan, H., Coyle, S., Mann, A., & Sun, Wei-Ling. (2019). Cops not counselors: How the lack of school mental health professionals is harming children. A report and blog post on high ratios of students to school psychologists for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Retrieved from: https://www.aclu.org/report/cops-and-no-counselors

Description of Work

This report examines data provided by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights to better understand the prevalence of school-based mental health (SBMH) professionals in schools. Asserting that access to emotional, behavioral, and mental health supports are part of accessing a Free and Appropriate Education and are a civil right, Dr. Mann and her collaborators at the ACLU examine the impact of a lack of appropriate SBMH supports in schools. The report authors also examine the consequences of hardening of schools including the proliferation of law enforcement in schools.

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Cops & No Counselors: How the Lack of School Mental Health Staff Is Harming Students

This report examines data provided by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights to better understand the prevalence of school-based mental health (SBMH) professionals in schools. Asserting that access to emotional, behavioral, and mental health supports are part of accessing a Free and Appropriate Education and are a civil right, Dr. Mann and her collaborators at the ACLU examine the impact of a lack of appropriate SBMH supports in schools. The report authors also examine the consequences of hardening of schools including the proliferation of law enforcement in schools.