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Model State Legislation


Washington State Anti-bullying Legislation
Provides anti-harassment strategies in public schools.

Comprehensive Children's Mental Health

Arkansas Systems of Care Legislation
Streamlines the effectiveness of state mental health services for children, adolescents and their families.

Illinois Children's Mental Health Legislation
Develops a Children’s Mental Health Plan containing short-term and long-term recommendations to provide comprehensive, coordinated mental health prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for children from birth through age 18.

Massachusetts Children's Mental Health Legislation
Expands mental health check-ups for child and adolescents and makes it easier for the state to identify and treat mental illness in children and

Minnesota Comprehensive Children's Mental Health Legislation
Expands existing clinical services for emotionally disturbed children and their families and creates new services for this population.

Nebraska Children's Mental Health Legislation
Provides children with greater access to mental health services in their communities with earlier diagnosis. The bill also addresses he needs of children in the juvenile justice system.

New York Children's Mental Health Legislation
Establishes a children's mental health plan.

Washington State Children's Mental Health Services Legislation
Improves the delivery of children's mental health services, including relying to a greater extent on evidence-based practices.

School-Based Mental Health

Virginia Mental Health Curriculum Legislation
Requires mental health education and awareness be a part of the Family Life education curriculum guidelines for grades K through 12.