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School-Based Mental Health

School-Based Mental Health

Background information 
Links to a diverse collection of papers and fact sheets that address children’s mental health issues and children’s access to care.

Caring Across Communities: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Diverse Children and Youth
Caring Across Communities, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was designed to help meet the mental health needs of immigrant children and youth by building on strong community-school partnerships.

Financing issues 
Papers that explore: managed care, interactions between financing policies and mental health services organization, Medicaid and mental health.

Mental health programs for immigrant and refugee children

School mental health services - grant programs 
Links to two multi-site grant programs that are developing new service models for school-connected mental health services.

State school-based mental health programs

District of Columbia Department of Mental Health 

School Mental Health Services for the 21st Century: Lessons from the District of Columbia School Mental Health Program
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools was asked to recommend a plan for sustaining and expanding school-based mental health services in Washington, DC. This December 2008 report reviews the history of school mental health in the District of Columbia, reports on lessons learned from other states and localities, and identifies best and promising practices in organizational management, program development, professional training, and financing strategies. 

School Mental Health Program Retrospective Report: 2000-2005


In addition to general references, the bibliography has special sections on internet resources, financing and prevention

Resources and links
An annotated list of web sites that provide particularly useful information.