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Mental Health Services

5/29/2019

Colorado Law Seeks to Address Inconsistency, Access Issues in Adoption

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed a bill last week that updates the state’s adoption assistance program, in the hopes of increasing adoptions of high-needs children and supporting families through changes in their life circumstances.

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5/2/2018

Donald Trump, Family First Act Fan

In February, President Trump signed into law the Family First Prevention Services Act, a bill that increases federal funds for services to stave off the use of foster care while cutting down federal support for congregate care.

9/27/2016

Brown Signs Bill to Close Mental Health Gap for California’s “Out-of-County” Foster Youth

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that aims to resolve issues preventing kids placed in out-of-county foster homes from getting needed mental health treatment. About one in five foster youth in California — or about 13,000 youth — are considered out of county, meaning they have been placed in a county other than the one where they first entered the state’s child welfare system.

7/29/2016

Foster Youth are Traumatized Enough: Why Psych Meds Should be Better Regulated

I had always been a good student, getting A’s and B’s, but everything changed in tenth grade when I failed English, one of my favorite classes. Although we were reading books I had read before and loved, like Brave New World, I couldn’t stay awake to participate in class discussions.

2/18/2015

Fits and Starts: Two School-based Approaches to Prevent Sex Trafficking

On a late winter evening about three years ago, Barbara Hernandez stood in front of half a dozen members of the Riley Elementary School Parent Teacher Association in Long Beach, Calif.

1/26/2015

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.