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Report: Children's Mental Health: What every policymaker should know

Report » Children's Mental Health: What every policymaker should know

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Categories

STUDENTS, BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION, EQUITY, access, outcomes, REFORM

Areas

FEDERAL:equitable resources development and distribution, STATE:equitable resources development and distribution

Authors

Shannon Stagman, Janice L. Cooper

Published

2010, 4/16/2010

Publisher

National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University

Abstract

Mental health is a key component in a child’s healthy development; children need to be healthy in order to learn, grow, and lead productive lives. The mental health service delivery system in its current state does not sufficiently meet the needs of children and youth, and most who are in need of mental health services are not able to access them. With the addition of effective treatments, services, and supports, the mental health system can become better equipped to help children and youth with mental health problems, or those who are at risk, to thrive and live successfully.

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