Mental Health and Child Welfare Overview
Provides information on mental health statistics, similarities and differences between the child welfare and mental health systems, information on systems of care, and mental health and counseling terminology that may be useful for children, youth, and families dealing with mental health professionals (counselors, therapists, psychiatrists, etc.).
Diagnoses and Health Care Utilization of Children Who Are in Foster Care and Covered by Medicaid (PDF - 1157 KB)
Richardson, Mark, & Miller (2013)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Examines the prevalence of mental and physical illnesses and the utilization of health care services among children in foster care who are covered by Medicaid. Trends across three age groups and disparities between the children in foster care and children covered by Medicaid who are not in foster care are also identified.