Rural Access to Mental Health Professionals (RAMHP)

RAMHP circles

The Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) was one of the organizations selected to be part of the 2019 Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Grant Program. TCOE's grant was funded by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. 

The Rural Access to Mental Health Professionals (RAMHP) Project is a partnership between the California Center on Teaching Careers (the Center), TCOE Behavioral Health Services, the Mental Health Branch of the Tulare County Health and Human Services, California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), and 33 high need districts (including 39 K-8 schools) served by the Tulare County Office of Education.

This program is designed to recruit and train Masters of Social Work (MSW) candidates to be placed as interns in Tulare County schools, particularly those in rural areas serving high numbers of students in poverty. 

Marvin Lopez, M.B.A. / M.S.M.
Executive Director, marvinl@tcoe.org

Gianna Merrian, LCSW
Clinical Coordinator,  giannam@tcoe.org