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California Program Brings Free Teletherapy to Foster Youth with Milder Mental Health Symptoms

1/6/2022

California Program Brings Free Teletherapy to Foster Youth with Milder Mental Health Symptoms

A program in Northern California offers foster youth ages 12 through 18 with milder mental health symptoms free weekly teletherapy sessions.

California’s Medicaid Reform Opens Up Access to More Children’s Mental Health Services

7/29/2021

California Wants to Expand Access to Mental Health Care for Children

California has proposed plans for improved access to an array of pediatric mental health services — before children reach a crisis state.

Federal Audit Shows Poor Record-keeping of Indiana’s Foster Youth on Psych Meds — and There are Many

4/27/2020

Amid Pandemic, A Pharma-Backed Effort to Ease Oversight on Psych Meds

As the California Assembly struggles to begin creating new laws on Monday amid the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers are being urged to select only the most vital-to-the-times bills. To contain infections that have topped 43,000 in the state, there will be masks and gloves, and people seated far from each other in cavernous hearing rooms.

Youth Services Insider

3/3/2020

California Leaders Join Behavioral Health Task Force

As California works to transform its Medicaid program, a new statewide task force will tackle how to improve the state’s mental health and drug abuse services for its most vulnerable residents.

10/9/2019

Millions Unclaimed: Behind California’s Troubled Mental Health Care Funding System

Alex Briscoe didn’t know much about how local governments pay for mental health care when he joined Alameda County’s Health Care Services Agency in 2004. But he knew there was a problem.

2/28/2019

Clocking In: The Caregivers Who Step in to Care for California’s Most Fragile Kids

  Jasmine Moise picks up 2-year-old Aiden* and puts the toddler on her lap. It might simply look like a foster mother bonding with her foster son, but it’s much more serious.

    7/30/2018

    For Low-Income Youth in California, Much is Promised But Little Received with Mental Health Services

    Adela Carranco was just 11 years old when her mother discovered she was planning to kill herself. Her suicidal intentions were tapped out in cold detail on her cell phone, from options for ending her life  — take pills, get run over, or slit her wrists — to notes saying goodbye to loved ones.

    Candidate Governor Gavin Newsom

    5/10/2018

    The Future of California’s Children: Gavin Newsom on the Issues

    This week, The Imprint is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Jerry Brown as California’s next governor. The state’s longest-serving governor, Brown leaves behind a legacy of strong fiscal stewardship and emphasis on local control for many child-serving systems.

    candidate John Chiang

    5/9/2018

    The Future of California’s Children: John Chiang on the Issues

    This week, The Imprint is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Jerry Brown as California’s next governor. The state’s longest-serving governor, Brown leaves behind a legacy of strong fiscal stewardship and emphasis on local control for many child-serving systems.