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Rural Behavioral Health Webinar: Resource Poor or Rich?: Asset Building to Provide Behavioral Health Services for Children, Youth and Families in Rural Communities

August 28, 2013

Please join us for the third webinar in the 2013 Webinar series discussing behavioral health issues for children, youth and families in rural areas.

Access to Mental Health Care

Child Trends

This brief discusses barriers to treatment of adolescent mental health disorders, describes the connection between insurance status and access to mental health treatment, and provides information about funding for adolescent mental health services.

Health Care Reform: What School Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

University of Maryland School of Medicine

This brief highlights changes

The Health and Well-Being of Children in Rural Areas: A Portrait of the Nation 2007

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This chartbook presents the major findings of the National Survey of Children's Health on the health of children in rural areas.

Improving the Lives of Young Children: Opportunities for Care Coordination and Case Management for Children Receiving Services for Developmental Delay

The third in a three-part series, this brief examines states' Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) policy choices and opportunities that will be available under health refo

Improving the Lives of Young Children: Increasing Referrals and Follow-up Treatment in Medicaid and CHIP

The second in a three-part series, this brief discusses referrals to services to address developmental delays and behavioral and physical health problems, as well as barriers that may limit referra

Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.

This report describes findings from the first comprehensive biennial survey that assesses the state-level coordination of child and adolescent services.

Healthy Communities Matter: The Importance of Place to the Health of Boys of Color (Executive Summary)


This report highlights how the neighborhoods where African-American and Latino boys and young men grow up directly influence their health outcomes, and points to the need for comprehensive, systems

Element 4: Mental Health Services

Authored By: 
National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

The focus of element 4 is to provide needed mental health services for students both within school and from community mental health providers. This brief for SS/HS project directors explains the importance of element 4 to the SS/HS Initiative and offers practical guidance and resources for providing mental health services in schools and the surrounding communities.