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Statewide Education

On a statewide level WVU is addressing the issue through new programs to empowering public school teachers with the knowledge to help students.


With mental health concerns on the rise, WVU to offer new major in mental health and addiction studies

To meet West Virginia’s growing demand for mental health and addiction professionals, West Virginia University will launch a new undergraduate major in mental health and addiction studies for the 2021-2022 academic year. The program, housed in the College of Education and Human Services, is an expansion of the minor in addiction studies that began enrolling students in the fall of 2018.

WVU collaborative receives funding to provide opioid crisis training to educators

The gap in training for teachers related to the opioid crisis’ effect on students is being filled by a West Virginia University partnership that will develop and distribute materials to help the state’s teachers support their students who have family members with substance use disorders.