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State and Local Examples
Links to publications and websites with examples of how States are addressing the mental health needs of children, youth, and families.
Foster Youth Mental Health Initiative
Children's Law Center of Los Angeles (2007)
The Foster Youth Mental Health Initiative is charged with calling attention to the mental health needs of youth in foster care, crafting recommendations for system change, and working toward the implementation of new approaches to providing services and treatment.
Mental Health Care for Child Welfare Clients: Final Report (PDF - 735 KB)
Berson, Vargo, Roggenbaum, & Baker (2002)
Study of the use of mental health services by children in Florida and how these services affect outcomes when multiple systems are involved.
A Report of the Summit: State-Community Response to Barriers for Children with Co-occurring Developmental Disabilities and Emotional/Substance Abuse Disorders
(PDF - 248 KB)
Office on Disability (2005)
Report from the third gathering of Federal department leaders to consider the specific needs of children with co-occurring disorders.
Promising Practices for Addressing the Mental Health Issues Impacting Parents of Children in Foster Care
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning (2006)
Teleconference audio file of State program managers in foster care and adoption dealing with mental health issues affecting parents of children in foster care.
South County Wraparound Project for Predominantly Latino Children and Youth
Institute for Community Collaborative Studies & South Santa Clara County (California)
A collaboration of service providers and community members designed to engage the community and local agencies to develop a community-based, culturally appropriate wraparound model.