The Lafayette Parish School System in Louisiana is working with the Picard Center to incorporate coordinated health services into its schools. The holistic approach combines health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, mental-health services, school environment, staff wellness and family/community involvement. Bradley Cruice, health and wellness director for Lafayette Parish, gave an update on the district's progress during a recent summit, during which he noted that about 5,000 students have requested mental-health services since the district rolled out the program.

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