Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
Forum Focuses Attention on Children’s Mental Health in California
Last Friday, a handful of California lawmakers, experts in children’s mental health and advocates assembled at West Oakland’s Lincoln Child Center for a forum on children’s mental health policy. The gathering, which packed Lincoln’s auditorium, was more a chance to publicly address children’s mental health issues than commence on substantive changes.
Is California’s Child Health Screening Shift Illegal?
As the Chronicle reported recently, some mental health and child welfare leaders are critical of California’s changes to its Early Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Treatment (EPSDT), a Medicaid-required program to identify and serve low-income children with physical and mental health challenges.