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Weekly MashUp: News for the Week of April 4, 2016

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Despite Bipartisan Support, [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

New Report Finds Thousands of Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth in California May Be Eligible for Community-Based Mental Health Treatment

As many as seventy percent of young people, involved in the juvenile justice system, may have a serious mental health condition. Yet only eight percent of these youth received treatment within 6 months after entering detention. High rates of youth with mental illness in the juvenile justice system are due, in part, to the failure [...]

DHCS Affirms that ‘Katie A.’ Services Aren’t Just for Foster Youth

In May, Young Minds Advocacy wrote to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) requesting action to end the prohibition on providing intensive community-based mental healthcare to as many as 15,000 low-income youth in need throughout the state. In a response received yesterday, DHCS agreed with Young Minds’ assertion that these services, also known as [...]

News for the Week of April 12, 2015

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! Panel: No Easy [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|The Weekly Mash Up|0 Comments

News for the Week of March 22, 2015

The Weekly MashUp is a recurring segment on Hear Me Out, the Young Minds’ Blog, highlighting the most pertinent local and national news for children’s mental health advocates. If you haven't already, sign up to be on our email list to get the Weekly MashUp delivered to your inbox automatically, every Friday! L.A. County Supervisors [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|The Weekly Mash Up|Comments Off on News for the Week of March 22, 2015

Anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act

51 Years Later, Mental Health Stakeholders Still Work to Fill in the Gaps By Emily Bisnett, Staff Attorney Fifty-one years ago today, President Kennedy enacted the Community Mental Health Act of 1963 (CMHA). Part of a group of federal policy changes, the CMHA aimed to shift the focus of mental health treatment from large institutions [...]

By | October 31st, 2014|Featured Posts|0 Comments

Cultivating Sustainable Solutions for Youth Mental Health

Planting the seeds for an effective public mental health system By Vivian Wong Today is Earth Day, a day when communities come together to recycle, plant trees, and promote more eco-friendly daily routines—all in the name of protecting our environment. But what about protecting and strengthening our young minds? Currently, more than 14 million children [...]

By | April 22nd, 2014|Featured Posts|0 Comments

In Plain English-Wraparound

Wraparound Advocates have pressed hard in recent years to increase access to “Wraparound” for young people with significant behavioral health needs.  A key strategy has been to encourage states to formally incorporate wraparound into the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) entitlement. These efforts have resulted in significant reforms in several states [See Katie [...]

By | March 12th, 2013|Featured Posts, In Plain English|0 Comments