Solutions for Obtaining Mental Health Care
Resources to assist in overcoming barriers to obtaining mental health care.
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Children in the Child Welfare System: What Every Policymaker Should Know (PDF - 1280 KB)
National Center for Children in Poverty (2010)
Discusses the mental health needs of young children and suggests new directions for policy and practice.
The Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care
Office of Minority Health
The Center collaborates with Federal agencies and other public and private entities to enhance the ability of the health care system to effectively deliver culturally competent health care to populations with limited English-speaking skills.
CWLA Standards of Excellence for Health Care Services for Children in Out-of-Home Care
Child Welfare League of America (2007)
CWLA standards focus on health services that are primarily arranged and monitored by public child welfare agencies or by voluntary agencies under contract to provide of out-of-home services.
Places to Watch: Promising Practices to Address Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Services (PDF - 1620 KB)
Center for the Study of Social Policy (2006)
Summarizes approaches and strategies being implemented in ten jurisdictions to reduce racial disproportionality in child welfare services.
President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health (2003)
Identifies policies that could be implemented by Federal, State, and local governments to maximize the use of existing resources, improve coordination of treatments and services, and promote successful community integration for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance.
Financing Behavioral Health Services and Supports for Children, Youth and Families in the Child Welfare System: A Report of National Survey Findings (PDF - 7.5 MB)
McCarthy & Le (2008)
Provides descriptions of the types of financing strategies that are being implemented across multiple States and communities, describes the types of financing strategies employed within individual States, and offers insight into how these financing strategies are being implemented.
Improving Quality of Care for the Most Vulnerable Children, Youth, and Families: Finding Consensus
Child Welfare League of America (2005)
A detailed plan for change across service systems identifying different steps to improve the quality of care at the national, State, and local levels.
Learning from the Groundbreakers: Models of Innovation in Addressing Mental Health Equity in Toronto (PDF - 957 KB)
Kidd, McKenzie, & Tuck (2011)
Discusses innovative models that have been used to address health disparities in Canada effectively.
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children (PDF - 574 KB)
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PolicyLab
Evidence to Action, 2, 2010
Examines key issues in children's mental health and proposes policy actions to improve outcomes for children and their families.
Mental Health Links - Rural Mental Health
National Mental Health Information Center
Clustered links from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Mental Health Information Center.
National Center for Cultural Competence
Center for Child and Human Development at Georgetown University
Provides a conceptual framework and model for achieving cultural competence when working with children and families of a different cultural background.
Strategies to Expand Services in Rural Areas
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (2003)
Teleconference that highlights the efforts of States to expand services in rural areas and make them more accessible to children and families by promoting collaboration and service development in rural communities.