ERIC Number: ED338441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-29
Reference Count: N/A
Close to Home: "Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children." Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Hearings were held concerning community-based mental health services for children. In an opening statement, Chairwoman Schroeder discussed issues of children's mental health and suggested that the committee study: (1) the effectiveness of community-based care in a model service system in California; (2) the importance of having service systems in place prior to a crisis; (3) creative funding strategies; and (4) the impact of inappropriate services on families. A fact sheet discusses the prevalence of childhood mental health problems; youth homelessness; lack of mental health care for children; inappropriate institutionalization; inadequate research in childhood mental health; inadequate insurance; and limited federal support. Statements from other committee members were included in the record. Seven other individuals presented statements. These statements included descriptions of the attempts of the State of Virginia to restructure its services and funding to better meet the needs of troubled youths and families; a demonstration community-based services project at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and the California model system of care, a system expanded from the earlier Ventura model. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Health, Childhood Needs, Children, Community Health Services, Demonstration Programs, Family Problems, Hearings, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, State Federal Aid, Youth
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 052-070-06768-3-W, $6.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Identifiers - Location: California; North Carolina; Virginia