ERIC Number: ED472747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Mental Health: From Parenting to Policymaking. A Wiskids Count Special Report, 2002.
Tyson, Terry; Weidel, Carol; Cranley, M. Martha
This Wiskid special report, the third in a series focusing on areas of child well-being in Wisconsin, focuses on issues related to childrens mental health. The first part of the report features the following articles: (1) Infant Mental Health: From Parenting to Policymaking (Raquel L. Reyes), introducing the concept of infant mental health and discussing the importance of attachment as a positive basis for brain maturation; (2) Culturally Competent Care for Children in the Mental Health System (Pahoua Yang), presenting six essential elements to achieving cultural competence in mental health practice; (3) Educating Children with Mental Health Needs in the Public School System: Personal Reflections of an Educator (Lynette I. Fassbender), discussing the needs of students with mental illness and current school services; (4) May I Have Your Attention Please: ADHD and ADD (Nan Brien), discussing the use of medication to treat children with ADHD and ADD symptoms; and (5) Defining Parity (Shel Gross), outlining the case for legislation to accomplish parity in insurance coverage for mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse disorders. County and statewide data are then presented for the following indicators related to child well-being: (1) 2000 child population; (2) 2000 births; (3) child poverty; (4) Healthy Start participation; (5) Badger Care [state health insurance] eligibility; (6) hospitalization rates; (7) juvenile arrest rate; (8) children in out-of-home care; (9) child Medicaid recipients; (10) percent mothers with high school degree; (11) low birthweight infants; (12) teen mothers; and (13) prenatal care. The report concludes with information on county data sources. (Contains 24 endnotes.) (KB)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Attention Deficit Disorders, Child Health, Children, Counties, Elementary Education, Health Insurance, Infants, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Parent Child Relationship, Public Policy, Social Indicators, Well Being
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Inc., 16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600, Madison, WI 53703. Tel: 608-284-0580; Fax: 608-284-0583; Web site: http://www.wccf.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Inc., Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin