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State Policy & Legislative Issues

Reinvesting in the Community: A Family Guide to Expanding Home and Community-Based Mental Health Services and Supports

Supporting Schools and Communities in Breaking the Prison Pipeline: A Guide to Emerging and Promising Crisis Intervention Programs for Youth

Model State Legislation

State Advocacy Toolkit
Our national partner work group is extremely pleased to share this State Advocacy tool kit with you and your organization. We jointly developed this toolkit to help educate state lawmakers about children’s mental health in America. Our work group came together in response to misinformation circulated after release of President Bush’s New Freedom Commission Report on mental health care in America (NFC).

An Overview of Multicultural Issues in Children's Mental Health
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of major reports on multicultural children’s mental health issues and present highlights of key research findings.

Improving the Mental Health & Well-being of America’s Children
A new fact sheet developed by several family-based organizations that focuses on parental involvement and consent to school-based mental health assessment and services.

Massachusetts Court Decision on Medicaid Services for Children
A district court in Massachusetts made a landmark decision when it declared that the state had violated the Medicaid Act’s requirements to provide early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services (EPSDT) to children with serious emotional disturbance (SED).