Some Calif. Parents Have Trouble Accessing Intensive Mental Health Services for Their Children
Some parents in California say they have had trouble obtaining needed mental health care for their children since the state three ago shifted authority from counties to school districts over whether students should be placed in residential treatment facilities or receive other intensive mental health services, according to the CHCF Center for Health Reporting. The center is supported by a grant from CHCF, which publishes California Healthline. Advocates and doctors say that the school districts are taking a narrower view than counties did of students' needs for mental health services.
- "Families of Mentally Ill Children Struggle for Access to Residential Treatment" (Wiener, CHCF Center for Health Reporting/Sacramento Bee, 8/24).